ROCKS AND MINERALS
Australian, and world wide
finest minerals, rocks,
and metaphysical items
and Minerals fossicking Gympie
Our next very
popular Rockfest is on the
5 - 6 - 7 August 2011
Please check out both websites for our New updates
Over 5000 specimens on
sale! Check both websites!
About Us - A World of
Rocks & Minerals
cutting a large chunk of Tiger eye..
Mary river scene Painted by Cecile. When it is not in
It started out simply as a hobby
for John Steenbergen. The great outdoors always seemed to
get the better of him, so whenever there were days to spare,
he would pack the old faithful van with camping gear,
fishing rods, picks, shovel and, of course, the gold pan,
setting off to any stream, river, or lake to catch that
elusive trout, or pan for the lovely yellow stuff - Gold! As
time went by a wife, Cecile, and four children shared the
same interest, picking up pretty pebbles, or curious and
interesting looking rocks and crystals. At the end of the
day the campfire would be lit by Cecile and and the freshly
caught rainbow trout placed in the pan for
evening meal, while John would set up the tent for the night
ahead. Exploring these mountains, rivers and lakes was a
time to be treasured forever. Now,
over forty something fossicking and collecting years later,
they are the proud owners of one of Australia's largest
rock shops situated on the Bruce
Highway linking Queensland's major
cities, as well as Australia's premier rock, mineral,
crystal, gemstone and fossil websites..
from many parts of the world find their way to Cooloola
Rocks & Minerals, just south of Gympie on the Bruce
days a week from 9.00am to 5.00pm, the centre is a pleasure
to visit. Serious mineral collectors may go in looking for
specific specimens, while other visitors like to browse
around the private collection.
and home are on the Bruce Hwy
just south of Gympie Qld
spare time Cecile loves to paint.
Here she is completing a
colourful piece of art.
Cooloola Rocks & Mineral centre is one of Australia's major
tourist attractions. Thousands of tourists from all over the
world visit the centre regular. The shop boost a huge array
of Rocks, Minerals, Fossils. ect. Has it's own private
museum attached. The shop is set in lovely park
surroundings. Make it a date and come and visit us.
stunning display of huge mineral specimens. These are mainly
all Australian specimens.
Check out John busy packing rocks
filling orders. With two websites on the go there is little
painted by Cecile at entrance of shop.
Where are we?
- The Cooloola Region
Gympie is the major
town in the Cooloola Shire, an historic and modern gold
mining town with many attractions :- gold fossicking,
Historical and Woodworking Museums featuring steam driven
machinery, Public Art Gallery, Mary Valley Rattler Steam
Train, Heritage public and private buildings and many other
From the coloured
sands at Rainbow Beach, fishing and dolphins at
Tin Can Bay, through rich pasture and small crop lands to
the timber covered hills and the major attraction of gold
fossicking, or seeing a working gold mine we have everything
close to hand
In the centre of
this, Cooloola Rocks & Minerals display specimens found
throughout Australia for the discerning collector,
complimented by a large range from overseas.
Annual events such as the 'National Country Music Muster',
'Gympie Gold Rush Festival' featuring Gold Panning
Competitions and the 'Kybong Rock & Mineral Fest' to name
When in Cooloola,
don't forget to drop in and see us. There is a huge range of
items for sale, and if you are not buying, just look in awe
at our own collection. All visitors are welcome.
1 Lobwein Road, Kybong
via Gympie, Queensland
07 5483 5252 (Aust.)
Phone/Fax: 61 7 5483 5252 (Int.)