Stichtite (Dark)

Joyful Spirit

Be curious and see the world with child-like wonder.

Forgive yourself and others and let go of negativity.

Communicate love and goodwill at every opportunity.

See other perspectives and give the benefit of the doubt.

Let Stichtite inspire you to have love as your religion!


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Mineralogy of Stichtite

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Rough Stichtite, South Africa

Mineral Family: Carbonate

Chemical Composition: Mg6Cr2CO3(OH)16·4H2O
Cleavage: Perfect
Color: Purple, pink
Crystal System: Triaoanal, Hexagonal
Form/Habit: Fiberous
Fracture: Unknown
Gravity:  2.6
Hardness: 1.5-2
Luminescence: None
Luster: Waxy or resinous
Streak: White to pale purple
Transparency:  Opaque 

Location: Large deposits of Stichtite have been found in Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Germany, Italy, and the United States. Smaller deposits are also been reported in India, Morocco, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, and Zimbabwe.stichtite-mine-locations

Mineral Family: Stichtite is a Carbonate mineral. Carbonates are an important part of the Earth’s crust and are found in sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks. Carbonates are minerals which contain the carbonate group CO3 as their basic structural unit. They form in a trigonal system with one carbon atom centrally located between 3 oxygen atoms. While there are over 70 types of Carbonate minerals, the most common are Dolomite, Siderite, and Calcite. Stichtite is one of the rarer Carbonite minerals and is primarily composed of Chromium and Magnesium. Other relatively rare, but well-known, Carbonite minerals are Aragonite, Azurite, Malachite, and Rhodochrosite.



Formation: Stichtite is as an alteration product of Chromite, a silvery Oxide mineral which is one of the primary alloying ingredients used to make stainless steel. Chromite can grow in a variety of different environments, but can only be altered into Stichtite when the Chromite forms within metamorphic Serpentine stones.  When bright purple Stichtite forms next to bright green Serpentine, they create another healing crystals, commonly known as Atlantasite.   

Mining: In most mining operations, Stichtite is a rare secondary stone. One of the more important Stichtite mines is located in Tazmania, Australia. This mine is also the sole producer of Atlantasite, which is a combination of purple Stichtite and green Serpentine.

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Miners at Stichtite Hill, Tanzania, Australia

Enhancements: All Stichtite is natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough StichtiteChromite, Stichtite Hill Mine

History of Stichtite

RailroadStichtite was first documented in Tasmania, Australia in 1910 by the Mount Lyell Mining and Railroad company. The mining company was principally searching for gold, silver, and copper, but along the way discovered many other minerals, including a few new ones. Stichtite was named after Robert Carl Sticht, the manager of the mine where the deposit was discovered. Stichtite has come to the attention of the metaphysical community fairly recently and so was not included in any early lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers.

For more information see: Atlantasite

Photos: Tazmania Railroad

Healing Properties of Stichtite

Spiritual: Stichtite connects our spiritual lives directly with our hearts, helping us to fully access our Highest Self. It awakens the Kundalini spirit and invites it to rise and bring its power into our Heart and Crown Charkas. Stichtite protects us from negative energy and encourages to be more loving and forgiving in our relationships with others, as well as with ourselves. Stichtite can help us to be more childlike and see life with wonder and curiosity, letting go of jaded “adult” perceptions that often do not serve us or the larger world. Working with Stichtite ensures that our spiritual life is infused with laughter and delight. Stichtite is attuned to the Root, Heart, and Crown Chakras and is linked to Virgo.  It is connected to the element of Wind and vibrates to the number 5.

Emotional: Stichtite is a joyful and friendly stone, encouraging us to be more affectionate and self-confident. It reminds us that life is short, and far too good, to waste time with fear or doubt. Any opportunity to express love should be seized and celebrated! During times of emotional trauma, Stichtite can help us to bounce back, and let go of whatever disappointment, anger, grief, or depression threatens us. Stichtite teaches us the importance of interdependence, allowing us to ask for help as needed and to give help as warranted. It stimulates cooperation, unity, and a great love and compassion for mankind as a whole, and individuals in all their imperfect beauty.

Mental: Stichtite helps us to see the other side of situations more easily and to focus on whatever solution is most just. It encourages us to work together with others, finding areas of agreement and similarity, rather than focusing on what separates us. Stichtite reduces our impulse to judge quickly and harshly, instead encouraging us to give people the benefit of the doubt whenever possible. Stichtite encourages us to think lovingly and logically, seeing the two thinking styles as a single energy rather than as opposed constructs.

Physical: Stichtite is believed to stimulate physical resilience and calm the nervous system. It is said to be particularly useful for helping people to recover from long illnesses or major physical trauma. It is used by metaphysical healers to heal spinal injuries as well as numerous brain degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and dementia. Stichtite is also said to be useful for treating tension headaches, hernias, tooth conditions, and to reduce food cravings. It is believed to be very good for the skin, helping us to keep it looking and feeling young and healthy.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Earth to Pocket

Earth to Pocket is the Moonrise Crystal business mission. It’s the promise that any stones purchased here will be consciously sourced and the journey of the stone, from the Earth into your Pocket, will be as transparent as possible.

These Stichtites were mined in Tasmania, Australia and tumbled in the South Africa.

I met the owner of the South African tumbling company at the 2014 Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona. This company only sells tumbled stones twice a year, once at the Tucson show and later at the Sainte Marie Aux Mines International Mineral and Gem Expo in Provence, France. They offer the largest selection of high quality tumbled stones in the industry and are one of my favorite suppliers.

It would be my pleasure to hand-select a beautiful Stichtite for you.

Your Stone

This price is for one stone. You can buy a single Stichtite or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Stichtite measures approximately 1 inch at its longest length and has a unique shape with soft edges. Tumbled stones are natural products and variations are part of their beauty.

The stone I choose for you will be a beautiful dark matte purple. If you buy multiple stones, I will choose stones that look and feel particularly good together. Stones will be cleansed and smudged with sage before being shipped to you.

With their beautiful color and clean energies, these Stichtites are perfect for crystal healing. Add them to a medicine bag, place them on an altar, use them in a crystal elixir, fashion them into jewelry, or simply carry them in your pocket.

Safe Handling of Stichtite


  1. Kaylee S. (Ohio)

    Beautiful! Looks pretty and has a lovely energy! I carry this one with me a lot of the time now. Also packaged very nicely and came with a free pen and tea sample! 🙂

  2. Mary M. (California)

    I received the gorgeous Stichtite stone you sent. It gave me such a warm, healing feeling when I held it my hand.

  3. Anna U. (California)

    Beautiful!!! Very Very Pleased!!! Thank You!!!

  4. Carol E. (New York)

    Quality crystal. Vibrates with good energy. Beautiful color

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