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Mineral formula: Mg6Cr2CO3(OH)16·4H2O.

Mineral group: member of the hydrotalcite group

Crystal system: trigonal

Crystal habit: in hand-specimen, often massive

Cleavage: Perfect {0001}

Color: rose-pink to purple, often in green matrix

Luster: waxy, greasy, pearly

Diaphaneity: transparent

Moh’s scale hardness:  1 ½ - 2

Streak: white to lilac-blue

Specific gravity: 2.16

Named after: Discovered in 1910 in Tasmania (Australia) by A.S. Wesley, he chose to name the new mineral after the mine manager, Robert Carl Sticht (Oct. 8, 1856 Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA - Apr. 30, 1922 Launceston, Tasmania, Australia)

Type locality: the Dundas mineral field, Zeehan Districk, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia.

Geological occurrence: an alteration product of chromite-bearing serpentinite.

Energetic properties: related to the energies of the heart, throat and crown, it supports self-growth by enabling the mind to understand, integrate and release the root causes of pain. Stichtite supports self-love and inner peace.