Wilgie Mia Cave Oldest Ochre Mine [Urea]
Brand : Jensan Scientifics LLC
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- 1.00 LBS
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- 1 unit
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- 2 units
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These uncommon urea crystals came from the Wiligie Mia Cave, in Western Australia. Urea is derived from bat guano or animals native to this cave.
For this unique mineral it is important to focus on the Wilgie Mia Cave itself, as it is one of the oldest ochre mines in the world. Sacred to the indigenous Aboriginal Wajarri Yamtji people, this cave has been mined for both red and yellow ochre since ancient times. The varying colors of ochre are the result of geological processes acting on hematite and other related iron rich compounds. Ochre has been used in rock art throughout many regions of the Earth.
This capsule with urea crystals ships with a Certificate of Authenticity and information about it. Tag and tag stand included. Acrylic riser and photo cube are not included.
This mineral makes an interesting contribution to a diverse mineral collection.