Micro Minerals

Photographs taken and Presented by Paul Clacher Copyright 2005

Some examples of micro-minerals or micro-mounts as they are also known, can be seen under the below alphabetical listings.

Over the years I have collected many stones, and for some time I discounted the value of Micro Minerals. But I must say, the big stones do take up space. So, for those of you who are short on space at home and who love and admire beautiful things, I would highly recommend micro minerals as the way to go, as you can find them anywhere and everywhere and all you need is a small set of plastic draws to store them in and a reasonable microscope to view them with.


Some Good Reference Sources

Buchester K. J., "The Australian Gemhunter's Guide An authoritative handbook for all collectors", Australia, Sydney, Ure Smith Pty Ltd, 1967.

Duda Rudolf & Rejl Lubos, "Rocks & Minerals of the World", Prague, Tiger Books, (Twickenham), 1998, ISBN 1-84056-025-8.

Hamilton W R, Woolley A R & Bishop A C, "The Hamlyn Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils", Sydney, Hamlyn, 1974, ISBN 0-600-34398-7.

Hankin Rosie (ed.), "Rocks & Crystals & Minerals complete guide" London, Greenwich, 2002, ISBN 0-86288-345-7.

Myatt, Bill (ed.) "Australian and New Zealand Gemstones how and where to find them", Australia, Sydney, Paul Hamlyn, 1972.

Pellant Chris, "Rocks and Minerals - The visual guide to over 500 rocks and mineral specimens from around the world", London, Harper Colins, 1992, ISBN 0-7322-0069-5.

Speckles Milton L., The Complete Guide to Micromounts - Minerals for Everyone, Gembooks, Mentone, California, 1965.

Stewart-Jones Harriet (ed.), "Rocks, Shells, Fossils, Minerals & Gems - The Complete Collector's Companion", Australia, Leichardt (NSW), Sandstone Books, 1997, ISBN 1-8640-091-8.

Douglas M Stone & Robert Butt, "Where to Find Australian Minerals", Australia, Melbourne, Lansdowne Press, Periwinkle, 1972, SBN 7018-0253-7.

Sutherland Lin & Webb Gayle, "Gemstones & Minerals of Australia", Sydney, Reed, 2004, ISBN 1-876334-39-8.

Old Torrington A History of Torrington and District 1881 1981, Glen Innes, Examiner Printing Service, 1981.

Wilkinson Isabel, Forgotten Country, Northern Rivers College of Advanced Education, 1980.

Other Mineralogical Web Sites of Interest 




Last Modified 23/06/2005