**SORRY, THIS ITEM IS SOLD**I'll bet you didn't know this about Tiger's Eye Quartz: Tiger's Eye began life as Asbestos! But don't panic! In part 2 of this transformational journey, Crocidolite (a form of Asbestos), a blue mineral of iron and sodium) completely dissolves and begins its transformation into Quartz while maintaining its fibrous structure. During the final stage, one of two gemrocks can result. If traces of iron oxide remain, the golden color of Tiger's Eye is predominant. If less iron is present, the Quartz tends to retain the blue color of the original Crocidolite, resulting in a stone called Hawk's Eye. In both gemrocks, the wavy fibrous structure is responsible for the beautiful wavy chatoyancy that is the hallmark of Tiger's Eye and Hawk's Eye. This particular specimen has retained the best of both worlds: silky golden yellow and lustrous blue-gray fibers on a polished face, together in a natural slab with an out-of-the-ground look and feel. A fantastic specimen to add to your collection! South Africa.
Dimensions: 5 3/4" x 2 7/8" x 1" thick
Weight: 1.0 lb.