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Kaapsche Hoop (Kaapsehoop), Barberton, Ehlanzeni District, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

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Stichtite occurs either as irregular to rounded masses, usually less than 1 cm across, or as veinlets generally less than 1 mm wide within serpentinite. It also coats joint surfaces or slip planes, resembling slickensides. Stichtite-bearing veins invariably crosscut earlier parallel fiber seams of chrysotile, and within the veins, the orientation of fine stichtite fibers is always perpendicular to the length of the veins. In some cases, veinlets or stringers of stichtite form a delicate network. Stichtite specimens from the Kaapsehoop, South Africa, form radiating to irregular masses more than 30 cm across (commonly matted or contorted), and veins up to 2 cm wide are common. (From Ashwal and Cairncross, 1997).

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References

Ashwal, L.D. and Cairncross, B. (1997). Mineralogy and origin of stichtite in chromite-bearing serpentinites. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 127, 75-86.

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