Mount Hay Gemstone Tourist Park, 36 kilometres west of Rockhampton on the Capricorn Highway is an internationally known destination for thunderegg fossicking. Thundereggs or ‘volcanic birthstones’ are crystalline formations that occur when gas bubbles in molten lava solidify on cooling.
Mt Hay There is a fossicking are where you can fossick for your own thunder eggs….Loads of dirt is brought here from the Volcanic area and tourists are invited to try their luck. You get a bucket for washing the stones, and then the shop will cut them for you if you find rocks thatContinue reading “Mt Hay Gemstone Park Queensland”
Mt Hay Gemstone Tourist Park http://www.aradon.com.au/mt_hay_gemstone_tourist_park.html Thundereggs & spherulitic rhyolite (rainforest jasper) Established in 1974 to allow visitors to dig their own thundereggs and spherulitic rhyolite, the Mount Hay Gemstone Tourist Park remains a popular destination for fossickers seeking these curious volcanic formations. Mt. Hay is the remains of an extinct ancient volcano, which wasContinue reading “Mt Hay Gemstone Tourist Park…Queensland”