Mookaite Jasper from Mooka Station, Gascoyne Region WA
The name “mookaite” is derived from the locality where it is dug, namely Mooka Creek. It is actually a fossiliferous sedimentary rock and according to locals, the Aboriginal word “mooka” means “running waters”. Due to its hardness, it can easily be polished and is widely available as tumbled stones. This piece I got as a slab was quite intriguing as it looks like bacon, and I love bacon!
Karina and I did a road trip up the east coast to Byron Bay around Easter of 2015. This specimen was purchased from Crystal Castle, we spent the whole day there walking around the gardens, taking in all the beautiful crystals. It really is a beautiful place to relax.
Chemical Formula: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide with impurities
ID #: JG0020
Colour: Red, burgundy, mustard-yellow, cream, white,
brown, mauve and purple
Acquisition Date: 05/04/2015
Crystal System: Trigonal
Dimensions: 206mm x 55mm x 17mm
Location: Mooka Station, Gascoyne Region, Western Australia
Rarity of Mineral