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  • Tasmanian Serpentine and Stichtite

    Also known as "Atlantisite" this beautiful rare combination of Serpentine (green) and Stitchtite (purple) minerals are only found on Tasmania's wild West Coast. First discovered in 1910 by railway workers making the Argents Tunnel near Zeehan. This rare mineral was named after Robert Sticht the manager of the Mt Lyell Mine at nearby Queenstown. Stichtite is formed by the alteration of chromite in serpentine, this unique material is mined at Mount Dundas just south of Zeehan. This rock is used by crystal healers to improve kundalini energy flow, to aid spiritual connections and to protect against negativity.

    The Rare and Beautiful Serpentine and Stichtite MIneral

     

    The Rare and Beautiful loves this remarkable rock as the colours and frequency of the stichtite are ever changing. We design and hand-make sterling silver jewellery and string beaded pieces using this mineral. All this can be seen on our website or come visit us at our Salamanca Stall (site 180) at the local Saturday market in Hobart Tasmania, Australia  where we also sell carved stichtite and serpentine animals, spheres and solid natural pieces.

     

    The Rare and Beautiful Stichtite and Serpentine Mount Dundas TasmaniaThe Rare and Beautiful Serpentine and Stichtite Bead NecklacesThe Rare and Beautiful Serpentine and Stichtite from Western Tasmania

     

     

     

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