Tasmanian Stichtite and Serpentine

The Rare and Beautiful

Serpentine and Stichtite from Tasmania for sale
  • Serpentine and Stichtite from Tasmania for sale
  • Tasmanian Stichtite and Serpentine
  • $20.00

Stichtite is a rare mineral, a carbonate of chromium and magnesium. Its colour ranges from pink through lilac to a rich purple colour. It is formed as an alteration product from chromium containing serpentine. Discovered in 1910 in Tasmania, Australia it is named after Robert Carl Stitch the manager of the nearby mine.At Mt Dundas on the West Coast of Tasmania, stichtite is found associated with green serpentine, this is a rare and unusual rock. This slab has one polished face.   142 grams    9.5 x 7.5 x 1 cm

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