Mookaite is a stone that has been used and loved by Indigenous Australian cultures for centuries. It's not hard to see why this stone caught on globally. It has a unique mix, swirl, and band of colors that make it a prime choice for decoration!
Mookaite is only mined in one area of the world: Mooka Station, Australia. So, in many ways, Mookaite is an interesting and unique stone like nobody has seen before!
Crystal System: N/A
Etymology: Named after the Mooka Station where it was found
An unofficial term for silicified radiolarite, this odd, but peculiar, rock has attracted many enthusiasts across the globe. This variety comes from, and is exclusive to, Western Australia. Specifically, it is found near the Mooka Station. Mookaite, unfortunately, is not important for science. Its parent variety, radiolarite, is and there are extensive studies on the material’s history. Radiolarite was used for tools and weapons. As advanced metallurgy became common, stone tools were faded out. Today, radiolarite’s purpose is in geography and biology.
Mookaite provides motivational energies for those on the spiritual path. Many love it and respect it, as the stone can inform you about your weaknesses.
Mookaite is simply a delightful splash of colors swirling around on a stone. We can't help but feel drawn to the unusual yet gorgeous display we see before us. The stone possesses motivational powers and capabilities that make it a good match for just about anyone! Mookaite Jasper has incredible healing properties for those who work with crystal healing, and has metaphysical properties that are perfect for work with meditation and yoga.
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