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Tiger Eye

Tiger Eye is a variety of chatoyant Quartz because of parallel inter-growth of Quartz crystals and altered amphibole fibers that mostly turned into Limonite. More specifically, it is a mixture of Limonite, Quartz, Riebeckite.

Tiger Eye can be found in a variety of colors:

  • Blue

  • Blue/Gray (Hawk's Eye)

  • Golden Brown

  • Red

  • Tiger Iron (Red with Hematite & yellow Limonite)

Tiger Eye can be found in Australia, China, India, Namibia, South Africa, Thailand, UK (England and the United States (Arizona, Montana)

Common spellings: Tiger's Eye, Tigers Eye, Tiger Eye. 

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