SunJade®

The Gem variety of Australian PREHNITE

From Our Mines
We are currently mining SunJade® (prehnite) in Australia
We Own the Biggest and Best Deposits in the World

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World's Best Collection of Prehnite Cabs and Carvings.

SunJade®

From Our Mines
We are currently mining SunJade® in Australia
We Own the Biggest and Best Deposits

Buy SunJade® Direct from the Miners
and be sure of continuity of supply
of this beautiful and unique gemstone.

Rough & Cut Australian SunJade® Direct From The Mine

We have the only prehnite mine in Northern Territory Australia
and have the best quality prehnite in the world!

We have the only source of hard yellow gemstones in the world
Golden SunJade®
(Yellow Prehnite)

We are pleased to advise that we have just retiurned from our mine and now have stocks of rough and polished SunJade® ready for export.

We have many different qualities of SunJade®.

We are currently offering mine run rough SunJade® for $AUD12,000.00 per tonne (minimum 10 tonnes; 20 tonnes -$AUD10,000.00 per tonne).

Pre-tumbled cabochon SunJade® (Prehnite) starts at $AUD30,000.00 per tonne.

"A" Grade Australian SunJade® (Prehnite) - $AUD100,000//Tonne.

High quality gem grades are priced by the parcel and by inspection from $AUD500.00/Kg

"AA" Grade Australian SunJade® (Prehnite) - $AUD1,000.00/Kg

"AAA" Grade SunJade® (Prehnite) - $AUD2,400.00/Kg

"A" Grade Golden SunJade® (Yellow Prehnite) - $AUD350.00/Kg

"AA" Grade Golden SunJade® (Yellow Prehnite) - $AUD1,500.00/Kg

"AAA" Grade Golden SunJade® (Yellow Prehnite) - $AUD5,000.00/Kg

We are using the tradename 'SunJade®' , to distinguish our beautiful Australian prehnite from material from other countries and to separate this beautiful gem variety from the lower qualities of prehnite that have been seen on the market for many years.

Our high grade translucent SunJade® cabochons range in price from $US5.00 per carat and faceted SunJade® gems start at $US10.00 per carat. These prices only apply to quantity purchases.

Golden SunJade® (Yellow Prehnite) cabohons start at $AUD30.00/Carat

Exclusive high quality SunJade® gems are also available at individual prices.

We would like to hear from you in regards to your current requirements for this very beautiful gemstone. We will negotiate prices according to size of orders.

Thank you,

Best regards,

 

Gerry Pauley, Project Manager.
Mobile Phone: +61 401 284 307

SunJade@openallday.au.com

What the Modern Jeweler Has To Say About Prehnite (SunJade®)?




The pre-tumbled and sorted prehnite, pictured above, is representative
of our Cabochon Grade Material @ $US30,000.00 per Tonne

PLEASE NOTE: We are seeking expressions of interest
for long term supply of this beautiful material.
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ORDER

Faceted Prehnite
And High Quality Prehnite Cabochons also Available

SunJade® Cabochons

$US5.00 per carat

Quantity Discounts

SunJade® Cabochons

$US5.00 per carat

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High Quality SunJade® Cabochons

These gems have an ability to capture light and reflect it back with unique and unusual visual effects.

With 'Moonstone' or' Cat's Eye' Effect

From $US10.00 per carat
We have been offered
$US2,000.00 for this gem

Quantity Discounts

SunJade® Cabochons

From $$US5.00 per carat

Quantity Discounts

Faceted SunJade®

From $10.00 per carat

Quantity Discounts

Faceted SunJade®

From $10.00 per carat

Quantity Discounts

Faceted SunJade®

From $10.00 per carat

Quantity Discounts

Faceted SunJade®

From $10.00 per carat

Quantity Discounts

Faceted SunJade®

From $10.00 per carat

Quantity Discounts

Faceted SunJade®

From $10.00 per carat

Quantity Discounts

See Example of Our
Mine Run Prehnite
Price
Polished Prehnite Examples
Prehnite Carvings

PREHNITE
From Our Mines

WAVE HILL, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA

Australia has about 90% of the world's resource of PREHNITE, a truly beautiful gemstone. We have named the High Gem Grade Variety of Prehnite, SunJade®. This material is extremely translucent and can have a Moonstone or Cat's Eye effect. SunJade® is a truly beautiful gem and will be prized in any collection. The best quality SunJade® should be set in gold with diamonds to enhance it's beauty. We are sure that you will appreciate the quality of this marvellous gemstone. The Golden SunJade®, a bright yellow variety of prehnite, is particulary scarce and the material is already in huge demand.

SunJade® , is a rare gemstone, it will, one day, become a symbol of Status, like Jade.

Fossickers Guide

ROUGH PREHNITE


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PREHNITE
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

Prehnite any be in solid nodules completely free from basalt, but, when polished the true beauty and clarity may be revealed.

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PREHNITE
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

In this case the prehnite has impregnated the basal but the basalt also takes a very high polish and this type of material make exquisite carvings. When polished the true beauty and clarity may be revealed.

3

PREHNITE
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

These are tumbled and cleaned pieces of prehnite of varying grades. It is necessary to tumble the gems to remove the out coating prior to grading this material especially when grading for faceting material.

4

PREHNITE
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

When polished the true beauty and clarity may be revealed.


5

PREHNITE
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

These are tumbled and rough pieces of prehnite of varying grades. When polished the true beauty and clarity may be revealed.


6

PREHNITE
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

These are tumbled and rough pieces of prehnite of varying grades. When polished the true beauty and clarity may be revealed.


7

PREHNITE
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

These are tumbled and rough pieces of prehnite of varying grades. When polished the true beauty and clarity may be revealed.


8

PREHNITE
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

These are tumbled and rough pieces of prehnite of varying grades. When polished the true beauty and clarity may be revealed.


8

PREHNITE
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

These are tumbled and rough pieces of prehnite of varying grades. When polished the true beauty and clarity may be revealed.

MINE RUN
PREHNITE


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PREHNITE - Mine Run
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

Prehnite also makes beautiful carvings. When polished the true beauty and clarity may be revealed.


10

PREHNITE
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

Other minerals are also found enclosed in the prehnite. The specimen on the left has compact groups of acicular crystals. We have nemed this gemstone Flower SunJade®.


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PREHNITE
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

Other minerals are also found enclosed in the prehnite. The specimen on the left has compact groups of acicular crystals. We have nemed this gemstone Flower SunJade®.


PREHNITE CARVINGS
& POLISHED PREHNITE


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PREHNITE - CARVED FISH
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

Prehnite also makes beautiful carvings. When polished the true beauty and clarity may be revealed.

Photo taken in artificial light.


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PREHNITE - CARVED FISH
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

Prehnite also makes beautiful carvings. When polished the true beauty and clarity may be revealed.


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PREHNITE CARVING
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

Prehnite also makes beautiful carvings. When polished the true beauty and clarity may be revealed.


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PREHNITE CARVING
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

Prehnite also makes beautiful carvings. When polished the true beauty and clarity may be revealed.


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PREHNITE
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

Vast quantities of prehnite nodules are scattered over the surface. When polished the true beauty and clarity may be revealed. A clearer piece of prehnite may be viewed by clicking link.
EXTRA CLARITY


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PREHNITE
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

This piece is of good colour but is not suitably clear for faceting. The brown material in the specimen is basalt with prehnite impregnation.


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PREHNITE
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

When polished the true beauty and clarity may be revealed. This piece rated in the 'C' grade range.


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PREHNITE
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

When polished the true beauty and clarity may be revealed. The piece shown on the left exhibits a chatoyancy.
Photo taken in sunlight.


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PREHNITE
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

When polished the true beauty and clarity may be revealed.


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PREHNITE
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

When polished the true beauty and clarity may be revealed.
Photo taken in artificial light.


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PREHNITE
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

When polished the true beauty and clarity may be revealed.


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PREHNITE
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

When polished the true beauty and clarity may be revealed.


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PREHNITE
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

When polished the true beauty and clarity may be revealed.


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PREHNITE
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

When polished the true beauty and clarity may be revealed.


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PREHNITE
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

When polished the true beauty and clarity may be revealed.


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PREHNITE
Wave Hill, Northern Territory,
Australia

When polished the true beauty and clarity may be revealed.

HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN PREHNITE

Prehnite from Wave Hill, Northern Territory is the finest prehnite in the world. This fine prehnite will soon be available commercially on the international market.

Prehnite was discovered in the Wave Hill area of Northern Territory many years ago and. During the 1960's several local fossickers sold quantities of low to medium grade material to dealers in Victoria. These first shipments of prehnite were sent to Germany for carving and then nothing more was mined after the early shipments.

During the 1970's, I had the good fortune to gain permission to access old mines reports at the Bureau of Mineral Resources in Darwin, prior to it being blown away by Cyclone 'Tracey'.

On the first trip to Wave Hill, in 1974, I realised the potential of the area to produce fine quality prehnite but I also identified other gem and mineral reserves of economic significance

I first discovered the deposit of high quality faceting grade prehnite in 1982 and for the next few years I prospected the area and finally obtained mining tenements. After extensive work on materials retrieved from the Exploration Licenses, I realised the potential of the material for gem processing into ornamental works and semi-precious gems.

From late 2000, we have been involved in negotiations with various associates and contacts throughout the world in order to commence working the deposit commercially. Current material on the market is either scavenged from the surface or illegally extracted and processors are not able to gain continuity of supply. The deposits are currently held under Exploration Licenses with a view to future large scale mining in specific areas.

A number of reputable dealers have expressed interest in purchasing large quantities of raw material for processing.. We have completed major exploratory work on this deposit and, hopefully, later this year we will complete a bulk sampling program.

Companies interested in purchasing large quantities of prehnite, for processing, are invited to write to us stating expressions of interest in the material, specifically prehnite, at: sales@openallday.au.com

There are many colours and qualities of material as can be seen from the photographs (above). The results of our sampling during 2006 revealed extensive outcrops of viable material.

If you are interested in obtaining continuity of supply of this beautiful material, please let us know where you are from (country), what annual volumes you would consider buying and also the frequency of ordering.

Known reserves are currently held under Exploration Licenses or Applications.

Other gems and minerals may also be available and photographs of these may also be viewed below.

For further information write to Gerald Pauley: sales@openallday.au.com

As well as prehnite, a number of other minerals are also found at Wave Hill such as agate, amethyst, amethyst geodes, beta quartz, calcite, chalcedony, chalcedony pseudomorphs after calcite and other minerals, hematite, iceland spar, quartz, smoky quartz, scolecite and other zeolites.

 

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Page 1, Page 2, Page 3,


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