Geology/History

The registered trade name Atlantisite was given by Gerald Pauley & is specific to the gem mined from Tasmania. Discovered in 1910 it is a relatively new addition to the gem & mineral world, Atlantisite (also called Tasmanite) is a rare & unique combination of minerals & colours.

Atlantisite occurs only at Stichtite Hill a small hilltop in Zeehan, Tasmania, where it is exclusively mined. This high grade gem material of Serpentine containing Stichtite also has Chromite & Magnetite The vibrant purple & green shades create a beautiful & highly sort after gemstone, often used for jewellery.

Metaphysical Properties

A powerful Ascension stone as it bring peace & tranquility vital for enlightenment. Activates the Kundalini serpent fire within stimulating psychic ability & showing one their infinite potential. Retrieves lost information from ancient Lemurian & Egyptian civilization. This knowledge is reintegrated, then creates a sense of wholeness & universal connectivity. The illusion of separation, good & bad, light & dark is removed to show the truth of creation in oneness. Here we become aware & learn the power of thought.

Meditating with Atlantisite results in the understanding of your limitless self & manifestation abilities. This stone clears trauma scars from the self & Earth transforming residual negative energy into new positive growth.

The healing strength of Atlantisite is unlimited it draws energy into the body from both Earth & star clearing all chakras & neutralising all attachments. Atlantisite holds the vibration of angelic love which strengthens & protects the bodies light pillar allowing rapid spiritual growth.

Crystal Healing

Beneficial for all ailments especially stress, pain relief, detoxification & mineral absorption.

Mineralogy

Group: Serpentine: Silicate – Phyllosilicate. Stichtite: Carbonate Mineral

Crystal System: Serpentine: Monoclinic. Stichtite:Trigonal - hexagonal

Composition: Serpentine: (Mg,Fe,Ni)3Si2O5(OH)4

Stichtite: Mg6Cr2CO3(OH)16·4H2O

Form/Habit: Serpentine: 3 - 4. Stichtite: 1,5 - 2 

Hardness: Serpentine: 3.5-5.5. Stichtite: 1.5 - 2

Cleavage: Serpentine: Perfect but not visible. Stichtite:Perfect on {0001}

Fracture: Serpentine: Conchoidal to splintery. Stichtite: Uneven

Lustre: Waxy

Streak: Serpentine: Greens to Browns. Stichtite: Pale lilac to white

Specific Gravity: 2.16 – 2.

Transparency:Transparent to translucent to opaque

R.I: Serpentine: 1.55 – 1.56. Stichtite:nω = 1.516 nε = 1.542

Colour: Serpentine: green. Stichtite: pink to purple

Birefringence: Stichtite: δ = 0.026

Fluorescence: Non-fluorescent

Pleochroism: Stichtite:Weak; O = dark rose-pink to lilac E = light rose-pink to lilac

Strunz Classification: Stichtite: 05.DA.50