Mookaite or otherwise known as Australian Jasper obtained its name from Mooka Station or also known as Mooka Creek located in Kennedy Ranges, Australia. The area of where Mookaite was first discovered historically had once been part of the ocean that has long ago receded. Due to this event tiny organisms named Radiolarian were left behind by the ocean. The Radiolarian remains then ended up absorbing rich iron minerals as well as silica too. With the high concentration of both silica and iron in this area, it ended up producing a version of Radiolarite we know today as Mookaite.
The term Mooka derived from an Aboriginal term translating too running water. In fact, Mookalite is one of Australia’s most known gemstones. This is because of the beautiful hardness, color, and pattern each individual stone contains. Mookaite is also known to be a mix of opalite, chalcedony, and chert.
In the metaphysical world, Mookaite is believed to be a nurturing stone that is utilized in times of stress. It is also said that Mookaite contains the ability to stimulate feelings of peace and wholeness. An affirmation often times used with this stone is "as I hear myself, I heal my lineage."