Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Stone Eggs Waiting to Be Found

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Stone Eggs Waiting to Be Found

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Byline: Karen Simmons

WHERE can you go on the holidays? Pack up the crew these holidays and head into the great outdoors and find your very own thunder egg. Thunder eggs form when gas pockets in molten lava fill with silica solutions and crystallise on cooling.

Mt Hay Gemstone Tourist Park is one of Australia's most exciting and unique attractions, and located right here in Central Queensland.

Famous for its thunder eggs and fossicking and for its quality pewter (manufactured on site) and gemstone products, Mt Hay is only a 30-minute drive west of Rockhampton and is a fun and different school holiday destination.

Go for a visit before Christmas and you'll discover some beautiful and unique gifts for purchase from the gift shop. The range includes Australian fauna figurines, gemstone clocks, bookends, belt buckles, gemstone beads and carvings and much more.

While fossicking, enclosed footwear must be worn.

Each visitor is provided with bag, tools and safety glasses. …

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