Prehnite..Calcium Aluminium Silicate Hydroxide Mineral

http://www.allaboutgemstones.com/semi-precious_gems_prehnite.html Prehnite (French: Chrysolite du Cap, German: Adilit, Aedelit) is a relatively rare Calcium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide mineral that was named after Dutch Colonel Hendrik von Prehn (1733-1785), when it was discovered in 1788. Prehnite is a pinacoidal phyllosilicate (Calcium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide) that typically occurs within cavities of vesicular mafic igneous rock that formed through hydro-thermal action. Prehnite typically occursContinue reading “Prehnite..Calcium Aluminium Silicate Hydroxide Mineral”

Kalkarindji – Wave Hill Station..Fossicking for amethyst, citrine and prehnite

http://gemfossicking.com.au/wavehill_station.html Gemstones found in the Wave Hill area of Kalkarindji include Prehnite, Smokey Quartz, Agate, Jasper, Amethyst, Citrine crystal and Calcite.Extensive areas around here are under lain by volcanic rocks; these basalts contain geodes which decompose and weather out over time to form hollow lava encrusted boulders with their inner surfaces encrusted with crystals. TheseContinue reading “Kalkarindji – Wave Hill Station..Fossicking for amethyst, citrine and prehnite”

Wave Hill Station NT Australia

http://www.abc.net.au/rural/content/2007/s2004219.htm Wave Hill Station is located approximately 600km south of Darwin in the Victoria River District of the Northern Territory. Going strong for over 120 years, the station entered the history books in 1966 when Vincent Lingiari led the Gurindji people off the station to protest against the pay and working conditions. It was aContinue reading “Wave Hill Station NT Australia”

Phone Cards whilst on the Road

http://www.accessphonecards.com.au/?action=home   I have just discovered phone cards. My prepaid  mobile costs me $1 a minute and the money I put in runs out far too quickly. However, it is convenient  when it is in range, and I can also send and receive photos which I love. Today Lenore sold me a phone card for $30. BeforeContinue reading “Phone Cards whilst on the Road”

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