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Minerals and Crystals

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Crocoite, Dundas Tasmania Australia
©2006 Gabriel Ditu
Australia is very rich minerals and is a very old continent. As a result in Australia you can find very nice minerals and fossils to buy. Many minerals are very rare to find outside Australia or are not of the same quality as the Australian minerals.

Cerusite on Malachite, Rum Jungle Northern Territory Australia
©2006 Gabriel Ditu
The shops selling minerals in their native form, are not always easy to find, therefore a bit of research from your part will help. in the tourist information section you will find a few addresses and links. Use these as pointers an try to find others. In case you plan to visit the Australian Museum, that has on display a large and very nice collection of minerals, you can also ask them to help you locate shops that are selling minerals and rocks. The Australian Museum has also a small shop at the entrance, that sells between other minerals and fossils.

tourist information ...

Fossilized Ammonite
©2006 Gabriel Ditu
where to find:
AA Mineral Specimens
T G Fine Minerals
A_Rocks Mineral Auctions
The Australian Museum Online
GoGoanna

other relevant links:
www.mineral.org.au


Note:
Always ask for sample details:
- provenience (mine, country)
- name of the sample
17 June
1891 - The Labor party first entered the New South Wales Legislative Assembly with 35 members elected.

1893 - Prospector Patrick (Paddy) Hannan files a Reward Claim, announcing the discovery of gold at Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.
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