Stichtite was first discovered in 1910 in Western Tasmania, Australia by A.S. Wesley, a former chief chemist with the Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company. The stone was later named after Robert Carl Sticht the manager of the mine.
Home to the iconic Tasmanian devil, this fascinating island is one of the largest islands in the world. Tasmania was once a part of the mainland of Australia until it broke off approximately 10,000 years ago at the end of the last glacial period. With a third of the island in National Reserves, Tasmania boasts some of the cleanest air and rainwater in the world. Its rainwater is so pure that it has been shipped abroad to Australian athletes competing in the Olympics.