Raw Zebra Rock - Kununurra Australia
Zebra Rock (Kimberley Zebra Rock) is a naturally occurring siltstone, a sedimentary rock found in only one location in the world, The Kimberley district of Australia. This distinctive siltstone formed during the late Precambrian period, 670 million years ago. Zebra Rock was named for its striking reddish-brown banded and spotted patterns on a white or tan clay rich matrix. Zebra rock is highly prized by mineral collectors around the world.
This raw Zebra Rock is perfect for displaying as a collectors mineral specimen or cutting and polishing in lapidary work.
Zebra Rock is incredibly uncommon and hard to obtain, it has an extraordinary animal print-like pattern. Each stone is a natural artwork from the Earth, formed in the ancient Australian outback. Availability is limited, the mining area is now flooded.
Depending on how the rough Zebra rock is cut and polished, specimens display a variety of stunning one-of-a-kind patterns. The deposits of Zebra Rock formed as lenses and seams near the Ord River, within the Johnny Cake Shale Member of the Ranford Formation. The unusual siltstone is composed of fine-grained silica quartz, sericite (fine white mica), kaolinite clay, dickite and alunite. The distinctive patterns are believed to have formed from iron-rich hematite bands as fluid moved through the host sedimentary minerals. Although how exactly the banding occurred with such perfection and separation of the dark iron and the light silica (quartz) remains a mystery.
Kimberley Zebra Rock should not be confused with any other minerals of similar names found elsewhere in the world. As; zebra rock, zebra jasper, zebra agate, zebra stone, etc, are common names used to describe many other striped stones. However, Kimberley Zebra Rock is not related to any of these, as its unusual composition and formation is unique, Zebra Rock is in a class of its own.
- Stone: Zebra Rock (Kimberley)
- Origin: Kununurra, The Kimberley, Australia
- Quality: A-grade
- Size: 55mm length, 40mm width, 45mm height
- Weight: 170g
- Natural, free of dyes or enhancements.
- You'll receive the rough specimen shown in these photos.
*Limited availability, possibility of future restock unknown.
Zebra Rock Metaphysical
Kimberley Zebra Rock is an ancient stone of protection, strength and wisdom, connecting and aligning ones energy with Mother Earth. Rich in fine clay minerals combined with Quartz, Zebra Rock is an energy filter and purifying stone. Cleansing and renewing ones energy, while clearing and releasing negative energy. Zebra Rock is a supportive stone, promoting comfort, restoration and emotional balance. Especially grounding for those experiencing stress, anxiety and depression. Assists in balancing the masculine and feminine energy. Zebra Rock is used in meditation to unblock and open the lower Chakras, allowing one to deepen their connection with Earth's ancient energy.