This addition of the Rock of the Month will focus on a stone known for it’s stability, Mookaite Jasper.
Mookaite is a version of Radiolarite, which is a siliceous, very fine-grained sedimentary rock. Mookaite in general is found mostly in Western Australia. It’s meaning comes from a combination of the location where the rock is dug, Mooka Creek, and the Aboriginal word “Mooka” which means running waters. The stone comes from a geological formation known as Windalia Radiolarite.
Mookaite Jasper is made up of SiO2 Silicon Dioxide, and several impurites that allows it to form it’s various shades of purple, red, white and yellow. It has a hardness of 7, making for a very sturdy and tough stone.
Know for it’s ability to stabilize, it is also known to slow aging, is considered a protective rock and it encourages adventure.
It is believe the stability that the stone helps bring, is what make help slow aging. As it calms a person and allows them to focus, which in turn reduces stress.
Helping with indecision, improving the growth of an unborn fetus during pregnancy and maintaining awareness of your surrounding while traveling are all properties attributed to Mookaite Jasper.
It’s primary Chakra is that of the Root-Chakra, and it’s secondary Chakra’s are the Sacral-Chakra and Solar Plexus Chakra.
Uses In Jewelry:
Mookaite Jasper is a phenomenal choice for jewelry usage. The stone has a hardness of 7. This makes for a very formidable stone, that doesn’t scratch easily. So usage of Mookaite in rings, pendants and earrings are all very common.
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