Banded Tiger Iron Slice (Microbialite) - 03

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I am strong, motivated and inspired to create big things.

This ancient banded formation brings harmonious energies to unlock your lower chakras and release your inspiration to the world. Feel happy as you share your passions.

Unearthed in: Ord Ranges, Chesterville Formation W.A, Australia
Age: 3 Billion Years old
Stone size:  23 x 9.5cm approx

 

HEALING 

This ancient banded formation brings harmonious energies to unlock your lower chakras and release your inspiration to the world. Feel happy as you share your passions. 

 Tiger Iron 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 Iron allows for clear vision and helps identify your needs in life then provides the energy you need to attain them.

 

SCIENCE 

 

Tiger iron is a combination of Hematite, jasper and Tiger eye. This particular specimen contains fossilised bacteria.

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, Madagascar.

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

Although crystals have survived hundreds of thousands to millions of years (wow) in our earth they are still delicate and must be treated with TLC. 


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OUR ETHICS

Yes, our crystals are ethically sourced & sold.

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Ethical mining/sourcing refers to the conditions in which a crystal is unearthed and the people and/or businesses that do it. Whilst a mineral may be sourced ethically from the earth, many stones are sent to factories in other countries for cutting and polishing into spheres and generators. 

The label of ethics also applies to the selling and consumer purchasing. 

Crystals must be correctly identified, certified as natural with any treatments disclosed. Too often crystals are lab grown or treated in a lab and sold as natural. This is incredibly important to us (and our in-house gemmologist) so each piece is tested and certified and accompanied by and authenticity card.

We pride ourselves on our crystal ethics, from earth to home.