Gemstone Collectables

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.

INFORMATION For information contact us at

HOW TO PURCHASE E mail us with the code of the product and the price

PAYMENT All prices are in A$. We accept PAYPAL for worldwide purchases. Australian customers can pay by PAYPAL, CHEQUE or DIRECT DEPOSIT

 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.

‘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.

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$20 to A$60 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..

FOSSIL MAMMOTH…These pieces are for carving. Takes a great polish. Treat as wood and enjoy trying out your skills carving something special. These bags are A$30 each.

ROSE QUARTZ Candle holder. The “love stone” in a sphere that fits a standard size candle. A great gift. The code is 20479213 and the price is A$250.

GARDEN QUARTZ…This polished crystal (often referred to as Garden Quartz) has unusual and beautiful inclusions. The crystal measures 95 mm by 65 mm by 50 mm and weighs 407 grams. The code is 20496326 and the price is A$120.

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.

INSECTS in BALTIC AMBER. These are really 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. We can send you pictures of many more Baltic Amber with insects.

SELENITE Wands. We have two designs in these. All of the highest quality with this fantastic light reflection. Only $15 each.