Strand Length: approx. 15.5 inches.
These natural Mookaite beads have not been treated to enhance color or clarity in any way.
Before becoming a stone, Mookite was a deep oceanic bottom-mud made up of skeletal fragments from marine microorganisms. Over millions of years and with sea-level change the siliceous ooze was cemented together forming Mookaite. The word Mookaite originated from the Aborigines, and means 'running water', referring to the Mooka Creek where it formed.
Origin: Western Australia
Mohs Hardness Scale: 6 - 7