Mineral Icons of the Australian Museum


Mineral Icons of the Australian Museum celebrates the opening of the Australian Museum’s new permanent Minerals Gallery in December 2022 which showcases more than 1,800 magnificent and rare specimens.  This beautiful coffee-table book is filled with highlights from the AM’s unique minerals collection over nearly 200 years by the AM’s scientists and collectors. 

Featuring highly detailed photographs, the book explores the extraordinary tales, facts and insights behind each specimen which together form a fascinating record of the Earth’s geological history as well as the history of Australia’s mining industry. Not just for the serious mineral enthusiast or rock collector, anyone who appreciates the beauty of our natural world will love this book.

Published by the Australian Museum 2022

Pages: 159

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions & Weight: 215x275x20mm, 1.7kg approx