Pumice Stone Passage

Pumice stones have begun washing-up along Gold Coast beaches in the past two days after an underwater volcano off the coast of New Zealand erupted creating the largest pumice raft seen in 50 years.

The buoyant, white stones are littered across beaches along the east coast of Australia and the best place to look for the rock is along the line of high tide.

Gold Coasters were among many Australians to find the stones at the coast yesterday.

The volcanic eruption created a 20,000 sq km raft which eventually spread roughly 4 million sq km while it broke up, although the stones did not travel as far as Swiss exchange student Lena Rubitschung did to get to the Gold Coast.

For the full story go to The Gold Coast Bulletin

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