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 difference...

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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