Toprock

Polished Large Stichtite Standing Free Form x 1 from Barberton, South Africa

R 330.00 ZAR
  • Polished Large Stichtite Standing Free Form x 1 from Barberton, South Africa

Toprock

Polished Large Stichtite Standing Free Form x 1 from Barberton, South Africa

R 330.00 ZAR
Stichtite is a mineral, a carbonate of chromium and magnesium; formula Mg?Cr?CO?(OH)??·4H?O. Its colour ranges from pink through lilac to a rich purple colour. It is formed as an alteration product of chromite containing serpentine. Stichtite is rare and sort after on the broader international market. Toprock gets the rough direct from the mines in Barberton, South Africa. We exclusively polish the material in the Toprock factory. Stichtite is purple and range in colour intensity. The Stichtite is often found in association to either a black or brown coloured serpentine but most recently deposits have yielded material with semi gemmy classic green serpentine. Deposit yields mostly small rough pieces which makes larger pieces rare and collectible. One day we may attempt eggs and balls but this wastes a huge amount of material and would negatively impact on the price. This is an amazing locally available resource otherwise only known mostly from large deposits in Australia. Price is grade dependant. Items are as shown.

Size = 167 x 64 x 53 mm
Grade = Good Grade

SKU = A35071-STICH
Nett Weight = 0.645 kg *

Currently 1 in stock.
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Stichtite is a mineral, a carbonate of chromium and magnesium; formula Mg?Cr?CO?(OH)??·4H?O. Its colour ranges from pink through lilac to a rich purple colour. It is formed as an alteration product of chromite containing serpentine. Stichtite is rare and sort after on the broader international market. Toprock gets the rough direct from the mines in Barberton, South Africa. We exclusively polish the material in the Toprock factory. Stichtite is purple and range in colour intensity. The Stichtite is often found in association to either a black or brown coloured serpentine but most recently deposits have yielded material with semi gemmy classic green serpentine. Deposit yields mostly small rough pieces which makes larger pieces rare and collectible. One day we may attempt eggs and balls but this wastes a huge amount of material and would negatively impact on the price. This is an amazing locally available resource otherwise only known mostly from large deposits in Australia. Price is grade dependant. Items are as shown.

Size = 167 x 64 x 53 mm
Grade = Good Grade