Natural Rough Stichtite & Serpentine Specimens x 12 From Barberton, South Africa

R 696.00 ZAR
  • Natural Rough Stichtite & Serpentine Specimens  x 12 From Barberton, South Africa - TopRock

Natural Rough Stichtite & Serpentine Specimens x 12 From Barberton, South Africa

R 696.00 ZAR

PRODUCT INFORMATION


General Description

Stichtite is 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 of Chromite containing Serpentine. Stichtite is rare and sought after in the broader international market. Stichtite in combination with green serpentine are only known from Australia, and South Africa in any significant quantities. Alternative sector dubbed the name Atlantisite. This material is light weight, thus polished items give you a beneficial size to weight ratio! Noteworthy is that when polished natural flaws, fissures, or cracks are evident. It is near impossible to get a perfect polish on this material due to its composition and softness! Toprock gets the rough direct from the mines in Barberton, South Africa. The 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. Price is grade dependent. Items are as shown.


Product Data

Locality = Barberton, South Africa
Grade = Good to A Grade
Size = 80 - 115 mm | 3.1 - 4.5 inch
Net Weight = 2.4 Kg | 5.3 Lbs
Product Type = Wholesale Tray

Weight = 2.4 kg

SKU = T132576STICH

Currently 1 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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PRODUCT INFORMATION


General Description

Stichtite is 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 of Chromite containing Serpentine. Stichtite is rare and sought after in the broader international market. Stichtite in combination with green serpentine are only known from Australia, and South Africa in any significant quantities. Alternative sector dubbed the name Atlantisite. This material is light weight, thus polished items give you a beneficial size to weight ratio! Noteworthy is that when polished natural flaws, fissures, or cracks are evident. It is near impossible to get a perfect polish on this material due to its composition and softness! Toprock gets the rough direct from the mines in Barberton, South Africa. The 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. Price is grade dependent. Items are as shown.


Product Data

Locality = Barberton, South Africa
Grade = Good to A Grade
Size = 80 - 115 mm | 3.1 - 4.5 inch
Net Weight = 2.4 Kg | 5.3 Lbs
Product Type = Wholesale Tray