|Mookaite – International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.gemzworld.com/
|Origin – the place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.|
|Mookaite is a formation mix of Jasper and Opalite that is sourced from the Australian, Mooka Creek in the Western Kennedy Ranges. It is a locally named term for a mineral that is geologically classed as a Windalia Radiolarite.
Radiolarite is a siliceous sedimantary rock that is classed as chert like, fine grained and homogeneous. It was always asserted that radiolarite was found in pelagic, deep water conditions yet they have been found to occur in sedimentary shallow limestone conditions. The sinking of the sedimentation is quite rapid and, in that process, dissolution occurs that affects the skelton formation of the mineral which can develop to chalcedony and cryptocrystalline quartz dependant on the temperature at sinking phase.
Mookaite refers to the formational pattern of the type of Radiolarite found in the Western Australian location which contains radiolara, foraminifera and calcareous nanoplankton fossils. It contains vari-coloured opaline which gives it an attractive quality for the crafting of gem stones.
All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Mookaite crystals belong to the Trigonal system.
|History – the past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.|
|Mookaite is a popular gem stone in Australia. It is said that the area where sourced was once part of an ocean long receded. That ocean left an inland sea, which, when that dried, left millions of organisms of skeletal remains that absorbed iron rich minerals. This formation left this type of stone unique to the area and is around 120 million years old.
|Specification – the act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.|
|Mookaite has an opaque transparency and a vitreous to dull luster. The stone measures 7 on the Mohs Scale of hardness rating and has a splintery, conchoidal fracture.
It is fully natural, only enhanced by tumbing, cutting and polishing processes.
|Varieties – a number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.|
|Mookaite is unique for the type of stone formed from its location. It is associated with radiolarite minerals.
|Esoteric Attributes – a quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.|
|Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.
Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.
The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Mookaite crystals.
|Mental: Mookaite allows for choice as it opens up all the paths of possibility and guides you to the most suitable one. It enhances the flexibility of choice in these situations.|
|Emotional: The stone is fun! It promotes variety and joyfulness and increases the intensity of experience.|
|Physical: Mookaite is an aid to the healing of wounds and enhances the purification of blood. It strengthens the immune system, liver and spleen.|
Crystal Chart – Mookaite
|Mineralogy:||Mixture of Jasper and Opalite|
|Birthstone:||Mookaite is associated with the Astrological Signs of Scorpio and Virgo.|
|Appearance:||Splintery, conchoidal fracture, opaque transparency and a vitreous to dull luster.|
|Aura:||Mookaite provides connections to the earth energies and is a powerful healing stone that gives intuitive understanding on a deeper level.|
|Colour:||Colours range from red, purple, yellow and white.|
|Chakra:||Mookaite is associated primarily with the Root Chakra allowing the deeper alignment of energy balance between this and the Third Eye and Solar Plexus Chakras.|
International Crystals – References and resources:
Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009
The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014
World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003
Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001
New Oxford American Dictionary