Dig­ging deep

Scout Magazine - - Day Trippin’... -

What kid (‘big’ or small) doesn’t like play­ing in the dirt and trea­sure hunt­ing? Put those two whole­some ac­tiv­i­ties to­gether, add some fresh air and sun­shine, and there’s the per­fect week­end ad­ven­ture await­ing your fam­ily at Thun­der­bird Park in the Gold Coast hin­ter­land. “Thun­dereggs” are what you will be hunt­ing at Thun­der­bird Park on Tam­borine Moun­tain. Thun­dereggs are gen­er­ally solid crys­tals in for­ma­tion, rang­ing in size from golf balls to ten­nis balls and larger, and are found in flows of pre­his­toric rhy­o­lite lava. They formed 200 mil­lion years ago in gas pock­ets in the lava. This site fea­tures the world’s largest thun­deregg crys­tal mine. This is one unique day trip that you have to ex­pe­ri­ence at least once in your life­time – but we know you’ll be­come ad­dicted!


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