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Mookaite bead strands£4.55 – £7.50
Mookaite Features£1.50 – £2.95
Mookaite Tumblestones£0.85 – £1.15
Mookaite occurs as a multi coloured material with different pieces showing different colours. It has a somewhat waxy texture to the surface sometimes – and makes a great display item.
It takes a great polish.
Uses and History
As far as I’m aware, Mookaite is only used as a decorative object. There is not too much information on the uses or history of this material.
It is often cut and polished, sold for jewellery and other decorative items. Mookaite cabochons are a very popular item for jewellery making.
Australia and Oceania:
- Mooka Station, Carnarvonshire, Western Australia, Australia
High concentrations of Iron and Silica in this locale have created a very colourful material. It dates from the Early Cretaceous – around 120 million years old.
Photos of Mookaite
Hazards and Warnings
Almost all rocks, minerals (and, frankly, almost all other substances on earth) can produce toxic dust when cutting, which can cause serious respiratory conditions including silicosis.
When cutting or polishing rocks, minerals, shells, etc, all work should be done wet to minimise the dust, and a suitable respirator or extraction system should be used.
Translations, synonyms, and trade names
- Mook Jasper
- 무 카이트