Mookaite is a silica-rich porcelanite (a natural ceramic) that is mined around Mooka Creek in the Kennedy Ranges in Australia. The name comes from the Aboriginal word "mooka" that translates to "running waters". A new discovery of pink mookaite was found in 2011 at the Binthalya prospect.
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Warm, earthy colors characterize this unusual offering from Down Under. A natural ceramic, mookaite is as richly varied as the country in which it is found. The distinctive coloring which makes it so appealing comes from the weathering of the rock deposit in which its found. You may even notice some textural elements that add to its uniqueness in the stone world.
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Mookaite is named after Mooka Creek where it is mined. “Mooka” is the aboriginal word for running waters and it is homage to the freshwater springs that can be found in Mooka Creek.