Mookaite | Gemopedia

Mookaite comes in the warm earthy colors of reds, yellows and browns. It is a silica-rich porcelanite (a natural ceramic) created by the weathering of a special rock deposit in Western Australia. It owes its bold colors and texture to its variable composition.
Alternate
Names
Moukaite
Colors
Mixture Of Red, Yellow, White, Cream, Brown, Orange

Mookaite Classification

Common Name

Mookaite

Species

Quartz

Variety

Chalcedony

Colors

Mixture Of Red, Yellow, White, Cream, Brown, Orange

Alternate Names

Moukaite

Gemstone Groups

Key Separations

Appearance

Comments

Mookaite comes from the Carnarvon Basin in Western Australia and can silicify as a opaline to chalcedonic.

Mookaite Optical Properties

Transparency

Opaque

Refractive Index

Birefringence

Optic Character

NA

Optic Sign

NA

Polariscope Reaction

Aggregate (AGG)

Fluorescence

SWUV: Inert
LWUV: Inert

CCF Reaction

Pleochroism

None

Dispersion

Strength: none

Comments

Mookaite Chemistry & Crystallography

Chemical Name

silicified porcelanite

Chemical Formula

Synthesis

Crystal System

NA

Classification

Rock

Nature

Natural

Crystallinity

Aggregate

Comments

Mookaite Characteristic Physical Properties

Hardness

Streak

Specific Gravity

Toughness

Poor

Inclusions

Luster

Vitreous

Stability

Fracture

Cleavage

None

Comments

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