Tiger Eye (1) Unpolished Mineral Specimen Raw Chunk

Regular price $4.00

This is one piece of Tiger Eye, a unique silicate mineral. It has not been tumbled smooth and is unpolished on all sides, making it the perfect size for a palm, shelf, or pouch. These stones would also make a perfect addition to a crystal grid.


One piece will be intuitively chosen from our selection of available raw stones. Sizes and colors will vary, as well as inclusions and surface features. Raw chunks are completely uncut and unpolished; unless listed in description, stones are completely natural and untreated. 



PHYSICAL: Tiger Eye is a mix of Quartz and the Riebeckite variety Crocidolite, the asbestiform of Riebeckite. The golden variety of Tiger Eye, which is more common than the blue "Hawk's Eye", is caused by oxidation of the iron content in the riebeckite. Although tiger eye has long been listed as a pseudomorph of quartz after crocidolite, new evidence suggests that the quartz and crocidolite actually display synchronous mineral growth through a crack-seal vein-filling process. (See the Recommended Reading section for links to the reference for this idea.) Due to its silicate and asbestiform composition, tiger eye fibers should never be crushed or inhaled (this is true with basically all mineral specimens.)

METAPHYSICAL/CULTURAL: Tiger Eye is found in some of the oldest rock formations on the planet, worldwide. It is connected to grounding, balance, and manifestation. Tiger Eye is said to represent the earth element, and be connected to the solar plexus chakra.


 *Though many gems and minerals have historical and cultural associations with healing properties, these items are sold for display, study, and collector interest only. We encourage you to do research and draw your own conclusions on this topic!