Crystal World has a large and diverse Lapidary workshop operating full time.
We produce everything from giant crystal specimens and polished slabs to gem cabochons and rare fossil specimens here
36 inch diamond saw with autofeed.
We select interesting material to slab and polish for collectors. Here Mick gives some large chunks of Mookaite from our mine in Western Australia a bath prior to preparing it for the large slab saws seen above.
Inspecting slabs before sending to polish on vibra lap.
Polishing on large vibra laps. Weights speed the process, and rings help to contain the grit for efficient cutting and polishing.
sawing out preforms
We also make fine gem cabochons for jewellery, this fine Chrysoprase is from Marlborough in Queensland.
Cutting and polishing on diamond wheels.
Finished Chrysoprase cabochon.
A piece of Boulder Opal from Queensland
We ship lapidary gem material internationally for many uses. Below are walls using Mookaite from our mines as an architectural feature
Along with gems and minerals, we also prepare rare fossils
Jimbacrinus Bostockii crinoid fossil prepared at Crystal World
This is just a small slice of our production in March 2016. Enjoy the photos, we hope to see you soon!
Astronomite from Western Australia
Mookaite , Petrified wood , Rose Quartz
Ammonites from Morocco
Iolite , Marramamba Tigers eye , Munjina Stone
Ammonites , Rhodonite,Pudding stone and rare tree fern
Mookaite and Tiger Iron
Stromatolites , Golden Amphibolite and Marramamba
Stromatolites and fossil Wood
We have thousands of polished slabs in many diverse mineral and fossil species. Along with a diverse and colourful range of minerals and lapidary gems, we are specialists in Deep Time Geology. We maintain a large range of the most ancient rocks, Stromatolites from the dawn of life, and stromatolitic stones, formed by biological processes of single cell organisms. While these items are of great interest to science, they are often attractive specimens in their own right. Our product range runs from giant crystals to gem cabochons
From large to small, we do it all.