Connect to the Dreamtime and animal spirit guides.
Think fluidly and adjust to new ideas with ease.
Know you are safe, nurtured, and absolutely loved.
Cultivate family ties, in the role that best suits you.
Let Mookaite Jasper inspire a vibrant and authentic life!
Mineralogy of Mookaite Jasper
Other Names: Mookite, Mook, Moakite, Moukite, Mookalite and Mookerite are all mis-spellings. The correct name, Mookaite, comes from the Mooka River where the stone is mined.
Mineral Family: Silicate (Chalcedony)
Color: Pink to light red, mustard yellow
Mohs’ Hardness: 6.5-7
Fracture: Splintery, conchoidal
Color of Streak: White, yellow, brown, red
Crystal System: (Trigonal) microcrystalline aggregate
Chemical Composition: SiO2 silicon dioxide
Location: Jasper is found throughout the world. The most notable deposits are found in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Mexico, Russia, United States, and Uruguay. Mookaite Jasper is found only in Australia.
Mineral Family: True Jasper is a Silicate mineral. However, “jasper” is a term that is often used to describe any spotted stone. As such many varieties of spotted Rhyolite, a type of igneous rock, are misrepresented as Jaspers, for example, “Ocean Jasper” or “Leopardskin Jasper.” From a geological point of view, only spotted microcrystline Quartz may be properly referred to as Jasper. True Jasper is a tiny twig on a far off branch of the crystal tree, scientifically it is a “subdivision of a subdivision of a subdivision, of a subdivision of a subdivision!” Silicate minerals form the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedra – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the three corners. These tetrahedras connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Quartz is a large mineral family in its own right, and has two main subdivisions, macrocrystalline (crystals that are large enough to be seen by the naked eye, for example, Amethyst) and microcrystalline (crystals so small they can only be seen through a microscope, for example, Agate). All microcrystalline Quartz fall under the subcategory of Chalcedony, which is then further subdivided. One of these categories is Jasper. Mookaite Jasper is a distinguished by its wine red and mustard yellow colors.
Formation: True Jasper is opaque Quartz with numerous inclusions. Clear Quartz forms when silica acid solidifies in igneous rocks. Jasper, by contrast, forms when silica acid penetrates clay or sand, and solidifies in sedimentary rocks. Where the silica acid cools it hardens into Quartz, but with the addition of millions of tiny particles of sand, clay and other minerals. These inclusions give Jasper their brilliant colors and random markings. Mookaite Jasper is a wonderful example of true Jasper, its various colors and markings each signify a different foreign inclusion.
Mining: Mookaite Jasper is found only in the Kennedy Ranges of Western Australia, near the Mooka River from which it takes its name.
Enhancements: All varieties of Jasper are fully natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
Map courtesy of TravelBlog
History of Mookaite Jasper
The name “Jasper” is a generic name given to any spotted stone as well as most semi-transparent or opaque Chalcedony. As a result, it can be difficult to know exactly which stone is being referenced in ancient and medieval writings. Mookaite Jasper is a form of red and yellow Jasper, which is found only in Australia.
Australian Aboriginals considered Mookaite Jasper to be a stone of Mother Earth with great healing powers.
Healing Properties of Mookaite Jasper
Spiritual: Mookaite Jasper connects us with the “Dreamtime,” a place beyond space and time where past, present, and future all meet and are one. Mookaite Jasper encourages us to be ageless in our thinking, neither young nor old, neither conservative nor liberal. It also helps us connect with our animal spirit guides and to develop our most ancient instincts. Mookaite Jasper is attuned to the Root , Solar Plexus, and Third Eye Chakras, is linked to Aries, Taurus, and Leo, and to the element Earth and vibrates to the number 6 and 8.
Emotional: Mookaite Jasper is a very emotionally perceptive stone. Like all Jaspers, it is a “supreme nurturer,” and in the case of Mookaite this means that it can help us to see the emotional patterns we learned as children and the patterns within our families clearly. We can then choose to continue those habits or release them as necessary.
Mental: Mookaite Jasper encourages us to be absolutely honest with others and even more importantly with ourselves. It awakens our intuition so that we instinctively just “know” what we need to do. Mookaite Jasper can be especially helpful when dealing with aging relatives or to help us become the Elder that our family and community needs.
Physical: Mookaite Jasper is said to help stimulate circulation and increase physical energy. It is also thought to strengthen the immune system, act as a detoxifying agent and soothe the nerves. It has been used to assist the sexual organs to help provide increased physical pleasure and fertility. It has been said to counter the physical effects of aging, making us look “ageless”.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Earth to Pocket
Earth to Pocket is the Moonrise Crystal business mission. It’s the promise that any stones purchased here will be consciously sourced and the journey of the stone, from the Earth and into your Pocket, will be as transparent as possible.
These Mookaite Jaspers were mined in Australia and tumbled in South Africa.
I met the owner of the South African tumbling company at the 2014 Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona. This company only sells tumbled stones twice a year, once at the Tucson show and later at the Sainte Marie Aux Mines International Mineral and Gem Expo in Provence, France. They offer the largest selection of high quality tumbled stones in the industry, and are one of my favorite suppliers.
It would be my pleasure to hand-select a beautiful Mookaite Jasper for you.
This price is for one stone.
You can buy a single Mookaite Jasper or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Mookaite Jasper measures approximately 1 inch at its longest length and has a unique shape with soft edges.
The stone I choose for you will be smooth and free of chips and be either a deep wine or mustard yellow color (or both!) If you buy multiple stones, I will choose stones that look and feel particularly good together. Stones will be cleansed and smudged with sage before being shipped to you.
With their beautiful colors and clean energies, these Mookaite Jaspers are perfect for crystal healing. Add them to a medicine bag, place them on an altar, use them in a crystal elixir, fashion them into jewelry, or simply carry them in your pocket.
What You Should Know:
- Mookaite Jasper can be used in elixirs and oil essences – it is safe to drink “Mookaite Jasper water” or bathe in it.
- Mookaite Jasper can be physically cleansed with water or a dusting cloth.
- Mookaite Jasper can be energetically cleansed with fresh or salt water. Soaking in moonlight or, starlight, or smudging with smoke (typically sage) is also effective. Use your own intuition to determine the best method.
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