This section shows just a small selection of the wide variety that Mineshaft stocks in the polished gemstone ornamental range and other collectable areas. In fact Mineshaft is a store full of collectables and is difficult to show even a glimpse of the amazing variety that we stock.
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Mineshaft not only selects finished products direct from the factories but also have a lot of our own gemstone processed there. This enables us to produce new lines or improove on products and implement changes.
We send rough direct to the factories by the 200 litre drum and then sort it into the product we want manufactured. This way we can send the very best selected gem rough and produce quality products that other businesses rarely are able to offer. Some times our ‘turn around time’ can be over a year but we are constantly receiving new high grade stock
One of our advantages is that we are personal friends with several factory owners. These friendships were originally forged when Peter was mining opal at Mintabie. In those days he was selling opal to several Chinese buyers who later went on to other businesses and now have their own processing factories. Several of these factories have been producing our product for many years.
The postage fee is the actual postage rate we have to pay and there are no handling charges.
MALACHITE SLABS. These are polished slabs of Malachite with the very best patterns. They are not expensive for the very best of quality.
Pyrite “balls”. An interesting specimen worthy of a look. 59 mm by 39 mm and weighing 253 grams. The code is 20425999. The price is A$50.
QUARTZ CLUSTER “Dancing Bear. This wrap around Quartz Cluster (3D) looks just like a dancing bear. I don’t expect it to be on sale long but at least a few people will see this interesting piece. It measures 85 mm by 45 mm by 30 mm and weighs 75 grams. The code is 20429874. The price is A$80.
Agate figures. Here are 8 rough agate natural “sculptures” These have not been shaped. I have flattened the bottom a little so they can stand up. There are 7 pieces in the collection. The ENTIRE collection is only A$150
Agate Eye. This is a beautiful thick polished slab of agate. The agate has several magnificent eyes. The slab weighs 1570 grams and measures 200 mm by 158 mm by 23 mm. The code is 20450366 and the price is A$300.
AUSTRALIAN CHRYSOPRASE. …Best of the best. The rough piece used to cut these gems was mined in the 1960’s. Mineshaft has just received the parcel back from our cutters. We have a limited number of matched freeform pairs and singles in absolutely the highest flaw free quality. No spots ,white lines or blemishes in any way! The colour is the best imperial apple green colour. When these are sold there will be no more. The price is only $15 carat. We have gems from a few carats up to around 20 carats. Send us an e mail with your wish list.
PYRITE… This is one of the best decorative pieces of solid crystalised Pyrite Mineshaft has ever had. It weighs just over 5 kilo and has been polished down one side, and the back glimmering fools gold. The crystals are all well formed and very bright. The whole piece sparkles. The price is A$1,200. The code is 20426088.
AMBER CLOCK. The picture says it all. This is a bargain. Hand made out of Balti Amber. Battery powered and in sterling silver. The price only A$500.
LABRADORITE…Mineshaft has many pieces of selected AAA grade Labradorite polished boulders. All have exceptional polished “play of colour”. Let us send you pictures of current AAA grade pieces.
Spinel “Nipple stone”. No rewards for guessing where the name of these unique gems came from. They consist of a Spinel crystal in marble beautifully polished. The average weight is around 10 carats and the average size 12 mm by 10 mm. The price is A$30 each
SELENITE Wands. We have two designs in these. All of the highest quality with this fantastic light reflection. Only $15 each
GEMSTONE miniture dishes. These miniture ‘ bowls’ have been cut from natural gemstone rough. They are all priced from only A$30 each plus postage. Click on the image for a larger picture.
GEMSTONE BOXES and BOTTLES. Mineshaft generally have several of these in the shop. this is just to give our customers an idea.
MOSS AGATE Goblet… This small goblet been carved from a nice piece of Moss Agate. It measures 92 mm by 62mm. The price is A$100 plus postage. Click on the image to see a full size picture.
MALACHITE BOXES. These have been assembled using only the best quality Malachite. We have a limited number in this AAA quality.
‘VOLCANO’ by Nature. This is a wonderful picture stone in Boulder Opal from our Rainbow mine. It weighs 150 carats and the price is A$150. Click on the image to see a full size picture.
PICTURE ROCK bead or pendants. Crows flying over Ayres Rock (Uluru). and a Volcano and only A$20 each. The picture jasper is a shaped piece for setting in a pendant but both are drilled so could be used as a bead or a pendant.
Here is a rare Cavansite cabachon with radiating star. CAVENSITE is a really unusual mineral and is rarely cut as a collectable rarity.
Trapiche sapphires consist of six sapphire sections that are delineated and separated by “arms” resulting in a fixed six-rayed “star”. This is quite a large stone at 4.8 carats. The price is A$60.
Australian Zebra Stone from the remote Kimberleys, Western Australia. This is the only deposit in the world and have been aged at 600 million years. The actual reason for the unique rhythmic pattern is not known. These are tumbled pieces of this material. The price varies from A$5 to A$40 depending on the size and the banding. We sell a lot of these so e mail us with your price preference and we will send you pictures from our current stock to choose from. Click on the image for a larger picture.
ZEBRA STONE drilled pieces. These pieces have a hole drilled through the top or through the side. For just A$15 each they are especially good value! We all so have a range of slightly smaller ones for just A$10 each. E mail us for a picture of some current stock. Click on the image for a larger picture.
This Zebra stone is the hardest available. Mineshaft has a very small quantity of this material and we have some of it cut in to these beautiful and unusual matched pairs. Zebra stone that has markings such as these is the most desirable and rare. When the material is so hard that it takes a polish it becomes even rarer. Matched pairs are even rarer. The price is A$50 pair.
INSECTS in BALTIC AMBER. These are really fine fine examples of insects in Baltic Amber. The price of most of these is A$150 plus postage. E mail us and we will send you pictures of current stock. We have insects in Baltic amber from $50 up and a few select ones from $100 to $250.
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Insect in Baltic Amber