Mineshaft History – 2015

20/10/2015…..Solid opal Buddha carving 87.7 carats. This carving was carved last week by our carver in Bali. It took him 18 hours.

The opal was found by Peter and was part of the first pocket mined at the Grasshopper field of Mintabie in South Australia
Rough (uncut) GEMSTONE/ CRYSTAL Sterling silver jewellery
Sterling silver jewellery

17/09/15………Rough GEMSTONES in sterling silver. Here is part of our new range of rough uncut/ crystal gemstones set in sterling silver. We have many more being set and this section, being very popular, it will continue to grow.

Our new shop is NOW OPEN. On  the ground level between Target and Aldi. A complete new modern shop design and everything. Lots of new stock. Make sure you check us out. No time to scratch yet but when we sort it all out I will do some more work on our website.


Peter...last day of trading at old shop. SEE YOU IN THE NEW ONE
Peter…last day of trading at old shop.

14/05/2015…….Today is our last day of trading at our old shop. We will be closed for one week and open in our new store early July. This new store is looking fabulous and we will post some pictures as soon as we are open.

JET Kangaroo
JET Kangaroo
Large JET Elephants
Large JET Elephants (Sold)

16/04/2015…..AMBER and JET carvings. Just arrived is a large selection of Baltic amber and Russian Jet carvings. These have been hand carved by our Bali carvers from rough material we selected some time ago. We have not had time to price these as Marianne and Peter are off today for a few days camping and they will be priced when they return. 


Peter's Trout What a gem)
Peter’s Trout
(What a gem)

2/04/2015……This morning (just after midnight) Peter caught this GEM of a trout in Lake Eucumbene. It is the biggest trout he has ever caught. He got to bed at 4 am and still opened the shop on time!


Peter, Marianne, Jack and Ethan
Peter, Marianne, Jack and Ethan

19/1/15…..Today is my first day back at the shop. We have been on holiday down the South Coast. This picture was taken at the fabulous Original Gold Rush Colony at Mogo. A great place to spend a day and it reminded me of my miner grandfather and his little mining camp at Hillgrove N.S.W. His pants and braces looked the same as the ones I have on in the picture. Marianne and our twin boys looked fabulous.

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