Friday, August 29, 2014

Stone: Stichtite in Serpentine/Atlantisite

Stichtite in Serpentine - Image by Sonatona
Country of Origin: Australia, South Africa, Canada

General information: Stichtite in Serpentine, discovered in 1910 in Tasmania, Australia, is named after Robert Carl Stich who was an American Born industrialist and metallurgist that worked in Tasmania from 1897-1922. At Mt. Dundas, on the west coast of Tasmania, Stichtite is found associated with green Serpentine. This stone also goes by the name of Atlantisite. 

Physical Properties: Stichtite in Serpentine is a rare stone, a carbonate of chromium and magnesium. Its color ranges from pink through lilac to a rich purple color. This rock is thought to have originally formed from mantle-derived igneous intrusions crystallizing below sea floor, which were later altered to Serpentine-Stichtite rocks by lower temperature fluids. 

Metaphysical properties: This stone is excellent for deepening meditation, clearing your chakras (energy centers) and detoxifying your thoughts. Stichtite in Serpentine has also been used understand the concept and energies of love. This stone resonates and links the energies of the crown and heart chakra.

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