14.8" Polished, Free-Standing Mookaite Jasper - Australia

 
 
This is a 14.8" wide, polished section of vibrantly colored Mookaite. One side has been polished to a mirror like finish and the base is cut flat so that it stands up nicely without the need for a display stand. A very nice decorative piece. It's quite heavy weighing about 19 1/2 lbs.

This stunning multi colored stone is found in the Kennedy Ranges near Gascoyne Junction in Western Australia. Mookaite can be described as chert, opalite, chalcedony or combinations of the three. It's believed that it was formed when "silica rich, mineralised solutions have seeped through the radiolarite pavement beneath the floor of the usually dry creek bed. These solutions have concentrated in various horizons and formed as nodules & sheets of multi-colored chalcedony."
FOR SALE
$495
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var Jasper
LOCATION
Mooka Creek, Gascoyne Junction, Western Australia
FORMATION
Windalia Radiolarite
SIZE
14.8" wide, 9.2" tall, 3.2" deep, 19.5 lbs
ITEM
#64780