Tiger's eye is a gold-brown, opaque gemstone variety of fibrous quartz. More specifically, it is a variety of macrocrystalline quartz. However, unlike most quartz gemstones, tiger's eye is actually a 'pseudomorph' of quartz. Tiger's eye is famed for its remarkable chatoyancy and its attractive golden brown colors. It is closely related to hawk's eye and pietersite, both of which exhibit similar chatoyancy. Tiger's eye is actually formed from hawk's eye. During the pseudomorph transformation process, materials that contain more iron oxide result in brownish tiger's eye; less oxidation and less iron tends toward the original blue color of crocidolite.
Tigers Eye Gemstone Properties
Hardness: 6.5 - 7
Specific Gravity: 2.58 to 2.64
Refractive index: 1.534 - 1.540
Tigers Eye Color & Occurence
Tiger's eye is normally golden brown to brownish-gold in color. Some materials may contain lower iron content which can result in more bluish colors. Tiger's eye is typically multicolored with brown, black or golden colored stripes and wavy patterns. Its chatoyancy can result in darker or lighter color tones depending on the viewing angle.
Tiger's eye can be found in many locations around the world. The two most important sources today include Thailand and the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Other notable deposits and sources include Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Korea, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Spain and the USA.
Healing Power of Tigers Eye
Tiger's eye belongs to the large family of quartz crystals. It is thought to be good for physical strength and endurance. It is excellent for helping with vision problems and it is believed to enhance our ability to focus. Physically, it is often used for problems related to eyesight, as well as spinal and neck problems. It is even used for sinus congestion.
Mystical Power in Tigers Eye
Tiger's eye was used in ancient times by warriors and soldiers for protection and for its ability to give its wearer courage. It is believed to be a stone of confidence often used by travelers. It can also be used to help protect against negative energy.
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