Natural Rough Stichtite with Green or Black Serpentine Inclusions Cobbed Pieces - sold per kg from Barberton, South Africa

R 200.00 ZAR R 231.00 ZAR
  • Natural Rough Stichtite with Green or Black Serpentine Inclusions Cobbed Pieces - sold per kg  from Barberton, South Africa

Natural Rough Stichtite with Green or Black Serpentine Inclusions Cobbed Pieces - sold per kg from Barberton, South Africa

R 200.00 ZAR R 231.00 ZAR
Material is from the Barberton Green Belt, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Stichtite is 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 sought after in the broader international market. Toprock gets the rough direct from the mines in Barberton, South Africa. Stichtite is purple and ranges in colour intensity. The Stichtite is often found in association to either a black or brown coloured Serpentine but most recent deposits have yielded material with semi gemmy classic green Serpentine. Deposit yields mostly small rough pieces which makes larger pieces rare and collectible. This is an amazing locally available resource otherwise only known mostly from large deposits in Australia.

The photographs are representative of a single batch / piece - variation is to be expected across individual batches / pieces. However, all batches / pieces within this stock item are fully sorted and selected accordingly to associated grade.

Locality = Barberton, South Africa
Grade = Good to A Grade
Size = 20 - 60 mm | 0.8 - 2.4 inch
Weight = |

Product Type = Stock Item

SKU = ST00074STICH
Nett Weight = 1.0 kg *

Currently 30 in stock.

Please Note: The product title specifies the exact number of pieces included for the listed product price e.g. x 12, x 1, x 35 etc. The vast majority of our products are individually graded batches or single pieces which are priced accordingly. Therefore, if we state “Currently 1 in stock” this means we have 1 batch and/or 1 piece available as per the number of pieces indicated in the product title.

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Material is from the Barberton Green Belt, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Stichtite is 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 sought after in the broader international market. Toprock gets the rough direct from the mines in Barberton, South Africa. Stichtite is purple and ranges in colour intensity. The Stichtite is often found in association to either a black or brown coloured Serpentine but most recent deposits have yielded material with semi gemmy classic green Serpentine. Deposit yields mostly small rough pieces which makes larger pieces rare and collectible. This is an amazing locally available resource otherwise only known mostly from large deposits in Australia.

The photographs are representative of a single batch / piece - variation is to be expected across individual batches / pieces. However, all batches / pieces within this stock item are fully sorted and selected accordingly to associated grade.

Locality = Barberton, South Africa
Grade = Good to A Grade
Size = 20 - 60 mm | 0.8 - 2.4 inch
Weight = |

Product Type = Stock Item