Mookaite Gemstone & Information | Gemopedia by JTV | Gemopedia™

Mookaite

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.

Colors

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

  • Mookaite classification

    CommonName
    Mookaite
    Species
    Quartz
    Variety
    Chalcedony
    Colors
    Mixture Of Red, Yellow, White, Cream, Brown, Orange
    AlternateNames
    Moukaite
    GemstoneGroups
    KeySeparations
    Appearance
    ClassificationComments
    Mookaite comes from the Carnarvon Basin in Western Australia and can silicify as a opaline to chalcedonic.
  • Mookaite chemistry & crystallography

    ChemicalName
    silicified porcelanite
    ChemicalFormula
    Synthesis
    CrystalSystem
    NA
    ChemistryClassification
    Rock
    Nature
    Natural
    Crystallinity
    Aggregate
    ChemistryComments
  • Mookaite optical properties

    Transparency
    Opaque
    Dispersion
    Strength: none
    OpticalComments
    RefractiveIndex
    Birefringence
    OpticCharacter
    NA
    OpticSign
    NA
    PolariscopeReaction
    Aggregate (AGG)
    Fluorescence
    SWUV: Inert
    LWUV: Inert
    CCFReaction
    Pleochroism
    None
  • Mookaite characteristic physical properties

    Hardness
    CharacteristicComments
    Streak
    SpecificGravity
    Toughness
    Poor
    Inclusions
    Luster
    Vitreous
    Stability
    Fracture
    Cleavage
    None