Mookaite, information about the stone and jewellery
Mookaite is only found in one remote area of Australia.
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Here is a fun video
of what it is like to be a minier and mine the stone in the Aussie outback
The name "mookaite" originates from the location where the rock was
first discovered and is currently mined, Mooka Creek. According to locals, the
Aboriginal word "mooka" means "running waters".
What is it?...
It can be described as chert, opalite, chalcedony or combinations of the three.
According to outback mining
the best material is the chalcedonic variety. It generally occurs on their
lease as nodules, large & small, lying in decomposed radiolarian clay beneath
the floor of the creek.
There is also a version of the stone which has either the word "brecciated"
or "shattered" place before the word. This is when the Stone has a
high opalitle content. This version of the stone is usually white to orange
in colour (not the purple/reds). Here is a picture so that you can know the
As you can see by the pictures of the stone (see below) it is not surprising
to find that this stone come from the outback of the sunburnt country with its
earthy colours red, orange, white, pink, purple and any shades between. The
stone can sometimes have black dendrites (black tree like patterns).
Here is an excellent website
about the stone with lots of pictures of the stone in its rough form. At
this site you can purchase the rough.
Mindat discribe Mooakite
as a silicified porcelanite which forms in the weathering profile of a geological
formation known as Windalia Radiolarite (WR), a Lower Cretaceous siltstone that
outcrops over much of the Carnarvon Basin in Western Australia.
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