Hi there. My name is Steve Sorrell and I am a mineral enthusiast nut-job from Australia. I luuuvvv minerals! I love to appreciate them, learn more about them, share what I’ve learnt about them, photograph them and even draw or paint pictures of them.

crocoite.com has been on the web since 1999 and aims to provide information about the minerals of Australia and New Zealand. In recent times, it has been expanded to include minerals from other locations.

I also manage the following websites:

And I run a Patreon page. My current project is a publication, the Illustrated Guide to the Minerals of Australia. Join my exclusive community and be a part of this exciting venture!