About Tigers Eye Gemstone
Tigers Eye Gemstone is a member of the quartz group. Tiger's eye is made up of quartz with intergrown fibers of amphibole that were altered to golden or rusty-brown colored limonite.
Tiger's Eye is mostly sourced in South Africa, from the Northern Cape Province. Other sources include Namibia, Australia, India, and Thailand.
Silicon dioxide, macrocrystalline quartz
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Color: Gold/yellow with brown
Hardness 7 (Mohs)
Specific Gravity: 2.65
Refractive Index: 1.544 - 1.553
Crystal System Hexagonal
SG 2.63 - 2.65
Mineral Class Quartz (Chalcedony)
Care of Tigers Eye Gemstone
Clean using a soft cloth and soapy water rinsing well and polishing after to remove any soap residue. As with most gemstones, ultrasonic cleaners and steamers are not recommended. Store in a soft case away from hard objects to avoid being scratched.
Metaphysical Properties associated with Tigers Eye
*All metaphysical or healing properties listed below are collected from various sources. The validity of the information is not guaranteed nor expresses the artist's views. This compiled information is offered as a service for those interested in potential metaphysical properties and not meant to treat medical conditions.
Chakras: Sexual Third Eye