A leaf of Jurassic age assigned to Pentoxylon Australia from Talbragar in central-western NSW.
Sparkling crystal cubes of calcite. This sample is about the size of a Rubik's Cube!
A range of Sapphires and Zircons from Inverell, New England region of NSW. Photo: David Barnes © State of NSW
Rutilated and together in a sceptre shape. Found in the New England District of
Have you ever seen 'colour' (precious opal in situ), in a mine like this?
Patterns of iron and manganese staining on rocks at the foot of the Nobby's Head seaward cliff face.
Lightsaber crystal? http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Lightsaber_crystal No, it's a cluster of NSW Amethyst crystal! #MayThe4thBeWithYou #StarWars
A miner holding half a natural opal-bearing 'nobby' with the cut stone made from the other half of the nobby.
Here's a range of blue & gold coloured sapphires cut in a variety of shapes, from the New England district of NSW.
This is "Barrier Reef" a large free-form crystal opal from the "Solid Rainbow" collection in