Rocks at Laura Queensland

Finally a day off with no rain, and I went driving to explore the local area where small streams crossed the road, and around are rocks, mostly quartz but I did find what I think is jasper. I was searching for round water polished rocks and there are plenty of them but I also realised there were other rocks there too. I returned home and downloaded some rock identification books and am now going to search for agates which I was also told is in this area.

Laura Basin sediments were deposited on an eroded and tilted
sequence of Palaeozoic marine and continental sediments in which
granitic intrusions also occur. Initial sedimentation commenced
in the Mid Jurassic with fresh water fluvial and delta plain
sediments of the Dalrymple Sandstone. These consist mainly of
quartzose sandstone with interbedded siltstones and shales. The
succeeding Gilbert River Formation is of similar lithology though
reflecting a change in depositional environment from fluvial to
marginal marine. Overlying the Gilbert River Formation are
shallow marine mudstones and siltstones of the Rolling Downs
The Palmerville Fault Zone is the major structural feature of the
Laura Basin and in places forms the western boundary of the


Unfortunately the old Laura pub burned down in 2002.

laura pubquinkan hotel

But it has been replaced and is still the town’s only pub.

austin 7laura pub camping

Next to the pub you may see an old Austin 7 – owned by Harold and Jenny at the Grocery Store and Post Office next door. It is the exact model of the first car that was ever driven to the tip of Cape York – quite amazing.

Accommodation in Laura

laura motel

Laura Motel
The latest addition is the motel, in the main street across the road from the General Store and Quinkan Hotel. It is the most modern place to stay in town, with air conditioned rooms with all comfort.


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