Pino Deriu Mineral Collection, Maffra Visitor Information Centre

This important collection of mineral specimens, gem stones and fossils is the result of a lifetime of collection by Pino Deriu, who was born in Orotelli, Sardinia (Italy) in 1925. Pino arrived in Australia in 1952.
Apart from a wide and fully representative range of Australian specimens the collection also contains extremely rare items from Europe, Africa, South America, Asia and Asia Minor.
Pino's preference was to leave most of the specimens he collected in their natural state rather than have them cut, polished or mounted, which adds to the scientific value of the collection.


  • Street: Maffra Visitor Information Centre (Old Courthouse), 96 Johnson Street
  • City: Maffra. 3860
  • State: Victoria


  • Telephone: 03 5141 1811
  • Fax: 03 5141 1877
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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