Polished Mookaite Slice

Mookaite Carving


´╗┐Crystal: Amorphous
Hardness: 7
Sp.G.: 2.6 - 2.65
Cleavage: None
Fracture: Conchoidal
Colour: Multicoloured
Lustre: Vitreous, Glassy

Mookaite is the local name for a variety of silicified porcelainite. Mookaite is a truly beautiful gemstone and has grown
in popularity in recent times.
It is a hard stone and takes an excellent polish.

It occurs in the geological formation known as Windalia Radiolarite (WR), a Lower Cretaceous sedimentary unit that outcrops over much of the Carnarvon Basin in Western Australia.
The gemstone is named after the location at Mooka Station, Carnarvon Shire, Western Australia. Mindat describes Mookaite as a silicified type of Radiolarite whose silification is opaline to chalcedonic.


Stone of Change

According to Metaphysical Healers Mookaite is a protective and nurturing stone that supports and sustains during times of stress bringing peace and a feeling of wholeness and provides emotional growth. Enhances ones creativity and eliminates distractions.

Zodiac: Virgo, Scorpio