- Country of Origin
One of the more untapped countries for specimen collecting, Australia has a wealth of minerals to offer. The country is so big and so remote that prospecting is not the cheapest or easiest endeavor. Often times just to get to the mining areas from the highly populated east coast, drives of over 2000km one-way are required! Western Australia boasts the country's largest industrial mineralization. It is perhaps the most remote place on earth and that makes specimen mining there somewhat prohibitive. We do see stones come to market occasionally though. More rough than specimen.