Everything you need to know about Mookaite.
Mookaite, also known as Mookaite Jasper, is a silicified porcellanite mineral that can also be fossiliferous (containing fossils within). Its chemical formula is SiO2 and it is a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.
Mookaite is a visually striking gemstone found close to the Kennedy Ranges near Gascoyne Junction, a small town east of Carnarvon in Western Australia. The name Mookaite is derived from its location at Mooka Creek, on Mooka Station, once a large sheep grazing property.
The colours of this stone are extremely attractive and offer up someone of the brightest yellows and reds we’ve ever come across in a natural mineral. One may also find more uncommon colours in their piece of Mookaite such as beige, brown, grey, and even purple!
Mookaite Jasper is truly the most diverse stone available in many colours and any possible pattern, even with scenic picture-like formations. Mookaite occurs in many varieties and can satisfy any mineral lover. However, please, beware of fakes. Fake Mookaite is not so common but still exists.
Real Mookaite hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale means real Mookaite cannot be scratched by a piece of glass or a knife. Real Mookaite is opaque, so transparent specimens can be considered fakes.
Mookaite best combines with:
- Sunstone, Moss Agate, Rhodonite, Lapis Lazuli, Peach Moonstone, Blue Calcite or Lepidolite: Combined with either of these crystals can empower you, give you peace, support you in transition, embrace your lessons, or experience the joy that exists around you.
- Carnelian: When combined, they will help improve concentration, focus and sharpen your thought process.
Labradorite: Mookaite helps deal with your negative emotions during sudden change, the Labradorite stone can deal with other people’s reactions. The labradorite crystal can encourage you to trust in your own wisdom and judgment.
Pyrite: Together, both stones can help in sustaining you when you are going through a difficult or stressful time. These crystals can bring you a feeling of comfort and peace. Plus, they can help in boosting your chi, so you can tackle daily challenges with energy and courage.
- Element: Earth, Fire
- Planet: Earth
- Zodiac: Leo
- Chakras: Heart, Crown, Third Eye, Throat, Solar Plexus, Sacral, Root
Mookaite Jasper is a sedimentary rock formed when ancient sea bed sediment was jasperized into a mottled and beautiful quartz rock. This decorative rock, which is often used in jewellery, has truly beautiful patterns. It is only found in Australia and has the same earthy colours as those used by Aborigines in their art work.
It is fossiliferous made up of the skeletal remains of Radiolaria that had skeletal structures made of opaline silica. Billions of their remains were deposited as sediment in the shallow areas of ancient sea beds. When the sea levels declined, the sediments were cemented into solid rock by additional silica carried in groundwater. Colours were added by the remains of other marine organisms as well as minerals in the water.
Mookaite includes various forms of silica including jasper, chert and chalcedony. Although most Mookaite contains just the chemical remains of the Radiolaria, occasionally impressions of ammonites and other organisms have also been preserved.
Wearing Mookaite Jasper as necklaces, pendants, earrings, bracelets, or bangles can help you absorb the stone’s vibrations.
When you keep it close to your skin, it will help you absorb the stone’s energies directly. Mookaite Jasper is associated with the second chakra, so placing it on this area will bring about deeper healing.
Its energies protect you from challenging situations and even connect you to your loved ones who have passed on. It is believed that simply holding this stone allows shamans to hear and comprehend what an animal wants to say.
This stone can also be used to communicate with your spirit guides or spirit guardians.
Mookaite Jasper can boost the immune system and lower high blood pressure. It’s a highly restorative stone that can help in restoring tissues and prevent the deterioration of the internal organs.
It can aid in problems related to the bladder or the kidney, and it can soothe problems related to the digestive system.
Mookaite can also assist in blood purification and help heal wounds and cuts much faster. It can help cure cystitis and is often used to treat stomach disorders or glandular disorders. It will also work effectively with hernias, water retention, and ruptures.
It’s a calming stone that can reduce your stress levels. Mookaite is also a good aid in reproduction and can help with fertility issues. It can give support to the woman’s body during her pregnancy.
Also an excellent stone to have for pregnant women because it can facilitate perceptive communication between mother and baby! Mookaite Jasper will also work like a fountain of youth because it can decrease the effects of the aging process. It will slow down aging by cleansing your body and spirit of toxins.
Mookaite Jasper is a good stone to have in your possession when you are moving into a new home, a new company, or a new school. It will work like a lucky charm when your home is undergoing restoration or repairs.
Wearing or carrying Mookaite with you will keep you safe from harm because it is a highly protective stone.
Mookaite is a supportive stone that can put your heart and mind at ease during times of difficulty. It will act like your very best confidante that will absorb all your pains, fears, and worries and release them from inside you.
Can release negative thoughts and feelings that leave you feeling pained, disappointed, or upset. Mookaite Jasper is a good stone for healing a broken heart. It will make you appreciate the experience of loving and having been loved by someone.
It will show you how to release old patterns that inhibit your personal growth. It will also make you calmer and more relaxed, but with strong sense of reality. This stone encourages a desire for brand new experiences and helps you achieve a deep calm.
Sourced from Mooka Creek, Australia and is exported from the mine owners to South Africa for polishing and cutting. The miners work closely with the polishing factory and have worked with this various materials for more than 20 years, the factory business owners are in charge of ensuring safety, factory and equipment techniques are continuously transforming working to make mining and factory work safer and easier with upgrading equipment, keeping them safe and clean. Compliant with the SA ETI code and support female workers.
None of our suppliers work with children under age. It is illegal in most countries now to mine with children, the businesses we work with comply and are registered under the Ethical sourcing conduct.