Mookaite Rough, Unprocessed Stones
Mookaite is an Australian Jasper.
Jasper is an aggregate of microgranular quartz and/or chalcedony (with chemical formula SiO2) and other mineral phases. It is an opaque, impure variety of silica and occurs in various colours.
Unlike agate, jasper is opaque meaning that light does not shine through it.
Description of these Mookaite Rough Stones
Mookaite is an Australian Stone of bold, earthy beauty.
The main colours are Brick Red and Mustard Yellow but with some White, Purple and Black.
These stones can contribute a variety of natural colours to various projects.
These stones have not been processed so have a natural stone shape and feel.
XL: (greater than 50mm)
Where items are approximately spherical the size refers to their diameter. Where items are long and thin (such as crystal or blade shapes) or any other shape, then the size refers to their largest dimension. It is important to see the pictures to know exactly what the appearance is. Our pictures do not showcase the best, they are as realistic as possible and include a R1 coin to demonstrate the actual size.
We sell Mookaite as a mixture of unsorted sizes with most stones being size L & XL (25mm to 55mm). The R1 coin in the picture demonstrates the stones sizes
A 500g pack of Mookaite will typically have 14 or 15 stones but this may vary with actual average stone size.
Mookaite according to a geologist. You may, however, be sorry you asked. (From: www.mindat.org/min-27597.html)
The term 'Mookaite' is an unofficial, locally coined name for 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. Named after Mooka Station on which it was found.
From a strictly geological perspective however, Mookaite is best defined as a silicified type of Windalia Radiolarite whose silification is opaline to chalcedonic.
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