Mt Hay Queensland

Thirty eight kilometres from Rockhampton is Mt Hay, the birthplace of 120 million year thundereggs. and home to Aradon Pewtor.

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There is a caravan park and cabin accommodation on the property which has been run by the same family for 49 years. The shop sells thunderegg and gemstone products and there is a fossicking field where you can dig through the heaps of soil searching for your own thunder-egg.

You can have a short lesson on  how to find the eggs and then you look through the fossick area searching for rounded rocks that you wash, and if they have a skin, then there could be a magic thunder egg inside. All the rocks are beautiful as many of them are from volcanic cores, and they are various colors and shapes.

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When you finally decide you have collected enough, you take them to the shop where they are cut with an electric saw for a small fee…..

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And here are the ones I collected in a few hours…

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