This versatile and beautiful stone is mined in WA and is named after
the 700,000 acre sheep station, Mooka Station, where it was first discovered.
It is wonderful to use in a mosaic because of the wide variety of
lovely colours, and once cut into manageable sized pieces, can be cut with a
tile nipper into regular shapes. Work with Mookaite in the same way as you would
Smalti, using a direct embedding technique.
Predominantly red, white and yellow but also has
bone/ivory, orange, purple, maroon, pink, crimson and mustard through the rock.
can purchase the rough uncut chunks for $25 a kilo or pieces that have
been broken into manageable pieces for mosaics for $5.00 per 100gm