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$125.00

Hand Cut Mookaite Jasper Pendant in Sterling Silver

Mookaite is a type of Jasper from Australia. I am told this stone is made from the remains of ancient fossilized plankton.
The mainly mainly red and yellow with a little burgandy streak gives this stone a very ZEN look. .

Jasper is a variety of quartz. It is red, yellow, green or brown and is an opaque chalcedony. Bloodstone is a type of Jasper. Patterns are due to mineral impurities and sediments including with volcanic ash. Red Jasper is also the alternate birthstone of March.The name “mookaite” is derived from the locality where the rock is dug, namely Mooka Creek.

According to locals, the Aboriginal word “mooka” means “running waters”, no doubt in reference to the many fresh water springs that feed Mooka Creek.