Lapidary

Lapidary Gems for sale

We mine a wide variety of stones, some of which are unique to Australia.

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Rainbow Lattice Sunstone

Chrysoprase

Chrysoprase

Mookaite

Crystal World operates the Mookaite mine in Western Australia.

tiger iron

 Tiger Iron

We Mine:

  • Marra Mamba Tiger Eye, Western Australia
  • Tiger Iron, Port Hedland
  • Variscite, Milgun, Western Australia
  • Mookaite, Mooka Station, Gascoyne Junction
  • Chrysoprase and Magnesite
  • Green Selenite, Mt Gunson, South Australia
  • Stromatolites
  • Amethyst
  • Many kinds of Chalcedony and Agates

Our Shop has an enormous variety of high grade cutting materials including MookaiteVarisciteAmethystRose Quartz, Many different types of Chalcedony and Agate

For the moment, here are some typical slabs and polished chunks from material we have mined:

Prehnite from Wave Hill

Prehnite from Wave Hill

Amethyst from Wave Hill

Amethyst from Wave Hill, Northern Territory, Australia

Snakeskin Jasper

Snakeskin Jasper, Pilbara, Western Australia

Marra Mamba Tigereye

Marra Mamba Tiger Eye, Western Australia

Orbicular Jasper

Orbicular Jasper

lapidary (lapidaristLatinlapidarius) is an artist or artisan who forms stoneminerals, or gemstonesinto decorative items such as cabochonsengraved gems, including cameos, and faceted designs.The primary techniques employed are cutting, grinding, and polishing. Carving is an important, but specialised technique.

Hardstone carving is the term used in art history for objects produced by the specialised carving techniques, and the techniques themselves. Diamond cutters are generally not referred to as lapidaries, due to the specialized techniques which are required to work diamond. In modern contexts “gemcutter” typically refers to people who specialize in cutting diamonds, but in older historical contexts it refers to artists producing engraved gems such as jade carvings and the like. By extension the term “lapidary” has sometimes been applied to collectors of and dealer in gems, or to anyone who is knowledgeable in precious stones.

Australian Gem, Mineral, and Lapidary Clubs

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