Friday, January 7, 2011

Mooka Jasper (mookaite)

Mookaite is a stone I have worked with quite a bit. I really love cutting this stone because of the possibilities. The shades and patterns can vary so much, and sometimes the patterns create pretty scenes or eyes.

Mookaite is also known as Mookite, Mookalite, Mooka Jasper, or Mookarite. It is found in Western Australia. The Aboriginal word "mooka" means "running waters". It is made up of chert, opalite, and chalcedony.


  1. These are lovely, Mookaite is such a pretty stone.

  2. Beautiful! I have a "mom" to "mom" question- how in the world do you cut/ grind rocks at night when the kiddos are sleeping? I think I could be waaaay more productive if I could figure that out & make it work. ;-) Lovely stones in this post!

  3. I think my kids would sleep through an earthquake - LOL!

    Really, my daughter can't get to sleep unless she can hear my machine going downstairs. I guess it's soothing to here :)