Zebra Rock Bead - Australia
Zebra Rock Beads (Kimberley Zebra Rock), these beads are sold individually, this listing is for one bead in the barrel shape. Zebra Rock is a naturally occurring siltstone, a sedimentary rock found in only one location in the world, The Kimberley district of Western 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 gem and mineral collectors around the world.
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 the same name 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 these, as its unusual composition and formation is unique and in a class of its own.
- Listing is for *one* bead
- Stone: Zebra Rock (Kimberley)
- Origin: The Kimberley, Western Australia
- Quality: Extra quality, A-grade
- Size: 7 x 9mm (1mm hole)
- Weight: 1.2g
- Natural, free of dyes or enhancements.
- You'll receive one barrel-shaped bead shown in these photos.
*Limited quantity available, 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.