Stichtite is a mineral, a carbonate of chromium and magnesium; formula Mg 6 Cl 2 CO 3 (OH) 16.4 H 2 O. The color varies from pink to lilac to a rich purple color. It is shaped as a change product from chromium-containing serpentine. Discovered in 1910 in the west of Tasmania, Australia, was first recognized by AS Wesley a former chief chemist with the Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company, it was named after Robert Carl Sticht the manager of the mine. Stichtite is found near the Adelaide Mine, Dundas - east of Zeehan, as well as on the south bank of Macquarie Harbor. It will be exhibited at the West Coast Pioneers Museum in Zeehan. Barbertonite is a polytype of stichite.