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!
Mineralogy of Stichtite
Mineral Family: Carbonate
Chemical Composition: Mg6Cr2CO3(OH)16·4H2O
Color: Purple, pink
Crystal System: Triaoanal, Hexagonal
Luster: Waxy or resinous
Streak: White to pale purple
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.
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.
Enhancements: All Stichtite is natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
History of Stichtite
Stichtite 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 linked to the astrological sign of 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.
Ethically Sourced Stichtite
The Miner sell to the Lapidary
The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.
Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
The Supply Chain
The Supply Chain is clean and short.
The Mine and the Lapidary are located in different countries, but there are no middlemen involved.
This Stichtite was mined on Stichtite Hill, in Tasmania, Australia
The mine causes only minor environmental damage and is low risk for miners.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
This Stichtite was polished in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Lapidary is a family-owned business, founded by father and passed on to his sons.
Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.
The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells primarily at large gem shows.
Learn More: Ethical Lapidary
I have been doing business with this source since the earliest days in my business. They are a major tumbling company and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source. The owners visit many small and industrial-size mines personally. For artisanal-mined deposits in sub-Sahara Africa, the owners work with Gem Dealers who deal directly with the part-time miners. The majority of these Gem Dealers are women.
Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin. For those that aren’t, I have to ask the owners personally. They tend to get impatient with questions. As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them. However, they remain my preferred source for most of sub-Sahara Africa.
Stichtite Healing Stone
Color: Purple. This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty.
Size: 1 inch, or a little bit bigger
Weight: 1 oz
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days. International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
Safe Handling of Stichtite
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