MOOKAITE SLAB LARGE
A Mookaite Slab Large with dramatic yet earthy colours. Perfect for lapidary work with a decent sized 10mm width, or as a sample of a beautiful and noteworthy Australian stone. Photos were taken outside. The Slab is very large and has sought after Yellow, Red and Mauve marbling colours. It has been lacquered to show off it’s beauty and will likely be kept as a specimen. One side is great show, the other some lacquer has come off.
Mooka Station, WA.
27.5cm x 19cm x 1.1cm, 1090g.
This stunning multi coloured stone is found in the Kennedy Ranges near Gascoyne Junction about 100 miles inland from the coastal town of Carnarvon in Western Australia, in turn is about 600 miles north of the capital, Perth. The name “mookaite” is 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.
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