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MOOKAITE - Western Australia

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MOOKAITE

Mooka Creek, Kennedy Range,
Western Australia


A natural piece of mookaite, not cut or polished, but exactly as found.

The gemstone Mookaite is named after the site in Australia where it occurs.  It is often referred to as a variety of jasper but it is actually a siltstone of Cretaceous age that has been turned into quartz (silica), and is technically known as a ‘porcelanite’ from its resemblance to unglazed porcelain.

 
Caution: Just like flint, broken pieces of mookaite can have very sharp edges.

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Size:  10 x 10 x 2.5 centimetres
Weight:  344 grams

PRICE: £12.00