7.25" Free-Standing Polished Atlantisite - Western Tasmania

This is a 7.25" tall free-standing section of Atlantisite mineral from the Mt. Dundas region of Tasmania. It is a green serpentine mineral with inclusions of bright purple stichtite, and would make an excellent display piece.

Atlantisite, first discovered in Tasmania and sometimes conflated with the different stone Tasmanite, is a natural mineral association of stichtite and serpentine minerals. Serpentine is a brownish-green mineral named for its coloration's reminiscence of snakes. Stichtite, also discovered in Tasmania, is a bright pinkish-purple mineral named after Robert Carl Sticht, the owner of a nearby copper mine in 1910 when the mineral was formally described.

Atlantisite, named for the mythological greek city of Atlantis, is naturally occurring serpentine with bright stichtite inclusions.

FOR SALE
$135
DETAILS
SPECIES
Serpentine & Stichtite
LOCATION
Mount Dundas, Zeehan, Western Tasmania
SIZE
7.25 x 3.6", up to 3.05" thick
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#221642