Peter Read who is co-owner with us of a mining lease on the east coast of Lake Argyle has posted a new web pageZebraStone From 'Top Rockz' in which he provides an informative account of the mining of zebra rock at this site. Zebra rock is unique to the East Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Bruce Livett and Peter Read at the site.
Topics include Geology, Contact for Raw Stone, 'Top Rockz' History and Hand Crafted Products. There is a Shopping Cart where you can purchase raw rock and a limited range of items crafted from the rock.
As Peter points out, the zebra rock is becoming rarer now that much of the known deposits have been mined and the rest are well under water in Lake Argyle. Before they raise the Lake level further (proposed 4m raise by 2015 to provide for increased water needs of Ord Phase 2 and 3) then it would be prudent to stock up on zebra rock which is rarer than diamonds - but not yet as expensive. Well worth a visit.
Samples of this extraordinary stone show the extensive range of patterns that have been found.