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Stichtite

Geology/History
Stichtite is a carbonate mineral of Chromium & Magnesium. This mineral forms as an alteration product of Serpentine containing Chromite. Also occurring in association with Barbertonite (hexagonal polymorph of Stichtite), Chromite & Antigorite.
Discovered in 1910 on the west coast of Tasmania in Australia by A.S. Wesley a former chief chemist with the Mount Lyell Mining & Railway company. Named after Robert Carl Stitch who was the mine manager. It is found in combination with green Serpentine at Stichtite Hill near the Dundas Extended Mine as well as on the southern shore of Macquarie Harbour. The only commercial mine for Stichtite Serpentine is located on Stichtite Hill.

Metaphysical Properties
Stone of fate & destiny. Stimulates Kundalini opening the crown & outer body chakras, this allows strong connection to ancient knowledge & enlightened beings. Helps one through spiritual transition while raising physical vibration via soul enlightenment. Brings calming peace, understanding & connectivity, promoting a loving mindset.
A powerful muti-dimensional protector & healer reaching infinite distances when used in healing & ultimate strength when needed for protection. Cleans all chakras, heals all auric & karmic wounds. Breaks negative energetic ties & shows the truth of self through all lives. Destiny of endless opportunity becomes clear, while fear & doubt evaporate. Illusions are lifted while truth & inspiration to achieve ones wildest dreams becomes reality.

Crystal Healing
Beneficial to regeneration of the skin & nerve tissue, gum disease & stability of the teeth.

Mineralogy
Group: Carbonate Mineral
Crystal System: Trigonal - hexagonal
Composition: Mg6Cr2CO3(OH)16Ā·4H2O
Form/Habit: Fibrous to platy aggregates
Hardness: 1.5 - 2
Cleavage: Perfect on {0001}
Fracture: Uneven
Lustre:Waxy to resinous
Streak: Very pale lilac to white
Specific Gravity: 2.16
Transparency: Transparent to translucent
R.I: nĻ‰ = 1.516 nĪµ = 1.542
Colour: Lilac to rose-pink
Birefringence Ī“ = 0.026
Fluorescence: None
Pleochroism:Weak; O = dark rose-pink to lilac E = light rose-pink to lilac
Strunz Classification: 05.DA.50
Optical Properties: Uniaxial (+)