Tumbled Red Tiger's Eye
This listing is for 1 tumbled Red Tigers Eye stone
The size of these stones are approx. 1 1/4"
Tiger's eye is a gold-brown opaque gemstone variety of fibrous quartz. More specifically, it is a variety of macrocrystalline quartz. However, unlike most quartz gemstones, tiger's eye is actually a 'pseudomorph' of quartz. A 'pseudomorph' is what geologists refer to as any mineral that transforms into another mineral. In the case of tiger's eye, it began as crocidolite but was later transformed into quartz. Crocidolite is one of the several forms of asbestos. It is a fibrous blue mineral and belongs to the riebeckite family of amphibole silicates. The transformation of tiger's eye begins when quartz slowly becomes embedded between the fibers of crocidolite eventually completely replacing the crocidolite while still retaining the original fibrous shape. Red Tigers Eye can be heat-treated or dyed.