Welcome to Rocks of Africa

Over the past 30 years, Colin Roy Owen has acquired a large personal collection of some of the finest mineral specimens from Southern Africa. In addition, there is also a vast number of other fine and rare mineral specimens which are continually being put up for sale through our auction sites.

During this time, Colin has travelled extensively to most of the mines in Southern Africa as well as attending the Tucson Mineral Show on a number of occasions. On his many excursions he personally hand-picked all the mineral specimens in his possession.

Colin discovered a new mineral from the Kalahari Manganese Field that was named Colinowensite in his honour.