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Moukaite Jasper Beads (15)

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6mm Frosted Moukaite Jasper plain round beads 15 inch 64 pieces

6mm Frosted Moukaite Jasper plain round beads 15 inch 64 pieces

$6.70
$5.00

approximate 6mm, 15 inch, 64 pieces

13mm Moukaite Jasper Nugget Beads, 14 inch

13mm Moukaite Jasper Nugget Beads, 14 inch

$10.72
$8.00

Approx. Length 14 inch | Approx. Bead Size 13x10x10mm

4.5mm Multi Color Moukaite Jasper faceted rondelle beads 13 inch 105 pieces

4.5mm Multi Color Moukaite Jasper faceted rondelle beads 13 inch 105 pieces

$12.00

Approximates: 4.5mm Multi Color Moukaite Jasper faceted rondelles on a strand measuring approximately 13 inches having 105 pieces

8mm Matte Moukaite Jasper plain round Gold plated Chain by the foot with 22 pieces

8mm Matte Moukaite Jasper plain round Gold plated Chain by the foot with 22 pieces

$9.00

8mm in size Matte Moukaite Jasper plain round Gold plated Chain by the foot with 22 pieces: Approximates. Select a quantity to equal the number of ...

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7-8mm Moukaite Jasper Faceted Cube Beads 7.5 inch 27 pieces

7-8mm Moukaite Jasper Faceted Cube Beads 7.5 inch 27 pieces

$36.00

7-8mm Moukaite Jasper Faceted Cube Beads 7.5 inch 27 pieces: Approximate

8mm Matte Moukaite Jasper plain round Black Gold plated Chain by the foot with 22 pieces

8mm Matte Moukaite Jasper plain round Black Gold plated Chain by the foot with 22 pieces

$9.00

8mm in size Matte Moukaite Jasper plain round Black Gold plated Chain by the foot with 22 pieces: Approximates. Select a quantity to equal the numb...

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8-9mm Moukaite Jasper Faceted Square & Rectangle 6 inch 6 Beads

8-9mm Moukaite Jasper Faceted Square & Rectangle 6 inch 6 Beads

$20.10
$15.00

approximate 8x8-9x9mm, 6 inches, 6 pieces

9-10mm Moukaite Jasper Faceted Heart 6 inch 6 Beads

9-10mm Moukaite Jasper Faceted Heart 6 inch 6 Beads

$20.10
$15.00

approximate 9x9-10x10mm, 6 inches, 6 pieces

Moukaite Jasper Faceted Nugget Beads 15 inches 23 pieces

Moukaite Jasper Faceted Nugget Beads 15 inches 23 pieces

$46.90
$35.00

strands vary in size from 10x9x6mm up to 20x14x10mm 15 inches 23 beads

12mm Moukaite Faceted Square and Rectangle Beads 6 inches 6 beads

12mm Moukaite Faceted Square and Rectangle Beads 6 inches 6 beads

$20.10
$15.00

Approximate 12x8x5mm - 8x7x3mm 6.5 inches 7 beads

6x7-8x9mm Moukaite Jasper Double Drilled Faceted Rectangle 5.75 in. 6 Beads

6x7-8x9mm Moukaite Jasper Double Drilled Faceted Rectangle 5.75 in. 6 Beads

$20.10
$15.00

approximate 6x7-8x9mm, 5.75 inches, 6 pieces

11mm Moukaite Faceted Square and Rectangle Beads 6 inches 6 beads

11mm Moukaite Faceted Square and Rectangle Beads 6 inches 6 beads

$13.40
$10.00

Approximate 8x6x4mm - 11x9x5mm 6 inches 6 beads

12mm Moukaite Faceted Heart Beads 6 inches 6 beads

12mm Moukaite Faceted Heart Beads 6 inches 6 beads

$20.10
$15.00

Approximate 10x10x5mm 12x12x7mm 6 inches 6 beads

8mm Moukaite Jasper Top Drilled Faceted Oval Beads, 8 inch

8mm Moukaite Jasper Top Drilled Faceted Oval Beads, 8 inch

$60.30
$45.00

Approx. Length 8 inch | Approx. Bead Size 8x6x3mm

12mm Moukaite Jasper Faceted Nugget Beads, 14 inch

12mm Moukaite Jasper Faceted Nugget Beads, 14 inch

$53.76
$40.00

Approx. Length 14 inch | Approx. Bead Size 12x10x8mm


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Mouka-what?

No, it’s not coffee. Moukaite, also sometimes spelled mookaite, gets its name from the place it was discovered and first mined: Mooka Creek, located on a 700,000 acre sheep farm called Mooka Station. The creek is about 100 miles inland from a remote town on the west coast of Australia called Carnarvon. Much of the world’s moukaite jasper beads are sourced from this Australian locale, but moukaite deposits can also be found in Egypt, Brazil, India, Canada, Madagascar, and the United States.

Moukaite is a variety of chalcedony. As such, it has a Mohs hardness rating of 7 and consists of microcrystalline quartz, which means the fine crystal structure of chalcedonic minerals is visible only under a microscope. Chalcedony varieties are categorized based on what geologists and mineralogists call diaphaneity (how easily light passes through them). Moukaite is a jasper because of its opaqueness; no light passes through it.

How’d That Happen?

As an expert crafter, you might be protesting, “but microcrystalline quartz is semitransparent!” That’s true for its pure form, but the jasper in our moukaite jasper beads forms when silica cements fine particulate materials in the quartz. In moukaite jasper’s case, the skeletal fossils of tiny protozoa, called radiolaria, sediment into the quartz over many thousands of years. Their intricate opaline silica skeletons account for the beautiful opaqueness of moukaite jasper beads.

Moukaite’s color range, from pink to light red to yellow, is caused by iron rich groundwater activity interacting with the rock formation. Interestingly enough, Australian locals say that “mooka” is an Aboriginal word for “running water.” Alongside their purely aesthetic functions, minerals such as moukaite jasper beads have been said to have metaphysical properties. Some claim that jasper provides grounding energy which eases the transition into a meditative state.

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