Tigers eye is a member of the quartz group and a pseudomorph of asbestos.
Colour: Brassy yellow, golden brown. Typically opaque or translucent in thin slices. The rich golden colour is caused by oxidation of the asbestos prior to silicification.
Common geological occurrences: India, Australia.
Crystallography: A pseudomorph refers to a substitution from one mineral to another whilst retaining the original appearance and dimensions. In the case of crocidolite, a form of asbestos, quartz has replaced the fibrous mineral retaining its dense fibrous structure. When cut parallel to the fibres, tigers eye can show a sheen known as chatoyancy or cat’s eye that is a result of light reflecting off the silky inclusions.
Crystal care: Tiger eye is generally a tough stone but its surface may scratch and abrade over time.
MOH's Hardness 7
General crystal care here
Vitality, Energy, Balancing
Tiger Eye holds the energy of optimism and clear sightedness bringing a positive energy and love of life. This stone connects with both solar plexus and sacral chakras, grounding you and controlling the output of energy it gives. It is a highly supportive stone unlocking creativity in all aspects of life. The Tiger Eye allows for clear vision and helps identify your needs in life then provides the energy you need to attain them.