5.8" Polished Blue & Orange Tiger's Eye Slab - South Africa

This is a gorgeous, 5.8" wide slab of tiger's eye from South Africa. The entire specimen exhibits brilliant chatoyancy and contains streaks of natural blue tiger's eye. It has been completely polished to a glossy finish.

It comes with an acrylic display stand.

Tiger's eye or Tiger Eye is a gorgeous, chatoyant gemstone with alternating bands 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 in ornamental and lapidary purposes. Primary sources of Tiger's Eye are South Africa, Australia and China.

Tiger's Eye
Prieska, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
5.8 x 1.8", .2" thick