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 ..This is perhaps the best piece of botrioidal malachite we have ever had. It certainly is impressive and as good as any specimen this size. It measures 180 cm by 150 cm by 50 cm and weighs 1.62 kilo. The price is A$750.
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.
AMETHYST wrap around. The Amethyst originally grew around a couple of Quartz crystals that have since dissolved or dropped out. This awesome specimen measures 120mm by 90mm by 60mm and weighs 656 grams. Code 20394004. The price is A$500.
This is a wonderful hand made sterling silver Jewel box. It is set with Peridot and rare Chrome Diodside. The Jewel box is 60mm in diameter and 35mm high. The price is A$750. Click on the image for a larger picture.
AMBER carving on a sterling silver base. The carving was carved by our carvers in Bali and set on to the sterling silver base. Total height 67 mm A$300. Click on the image for a larger picture.AGATE “double eyes” A really special agate collectable. Not just with the eyes but also with the junction of two agate formations about a third the way up. The size is 156 mm by 110 mm by 30mm. It weighs just over a kilo and the price is A$300.
AUSTRALIAN DRAVITE TOURMALINE. This is a natural crystal of brown Tourmaline that has been sliced through and highly polished to show the internal structure. The specimen weighs 877 grams and the price is only A$100. Click on the image for a larger picture.
“SUPERMAN” natural badge. This is a polished natural SPINEL crystal in marble. This unique piece measure 12x9x8 mm and weighs 4 carats. The price is A$60 and would make an incredable piece of jewellery for any superman fan. Click on the image for a larger picture.
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.
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.
‘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.
AMETHYST CLUSTER on AGATE heart. This is a very special heart. The Amethyst is quite dark and sparkles. And it is on top of banded beautiful agate. It is an eye catching piece measuring 85 mm by 80 mm by 40 mm and weighs 307 grams. The cost is A$150
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.
MEXICAN FIRE AGATE. These pieces are really pretty. They have been highly polished and are priced at A$25 each. Send us an E mail for current stock photos. Click on the image to see a full size picture.
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