5.1" Polished Tiger's Eye Section - South Africa

This is a beautiful, 5.1" wide section of polished tiger's eye from Prieska, South Africa. It is polished to a glossy finish on one side and has been left in its rough state on the opposite side. Both blue and orange tiger's eye can be found throughout this specimen.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Tiger's eye or Tiger Eye is a gorgeous, chatoyant gemstone with alternating banks of golden to red-brown color and a silky luster. It has a fascinating and constantly shifting light effect where the gold and brown bands appear to keep reversing as the stone is moved relative to the light source.

Tiger's eye is actually a variety of quartz which is chatoyant because of subparallel intergrowth of quartz crystals and altered amphibole fibres that have turned into limonite. It's primarily used to ornamental and lapidary purposes. Primary sources of Tiger's Eye are South Africa, Australia and China.


DETAILS
SPECIES
Tiger's Eye
LOCATION
Prieska, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
SIZE
5.1 x 1.8", up to 2.1" thick
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#128486