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Tiger Eye Mix Rough
Tiger Eye has long been considered a quartz replacement of asbestos, otherwise known as a pseudomorph. The asbestos is gone, so it's harmless to cut. However, new research into the origins of tiger eye shows tiger eye is actually not a pseudomorph. The fibrous structure of tiger eye creates chatoyance and also gives it a definite grain structure. So, you have to be careful that it doesn't tear out when grinding and polishing.  Polish with cerium oxide, tin oxide, or diamond. I prefer diamond for polishing tiger eye. Mohs hardness 7.


Landscape Tiger Eye - $7.50/pound
from South Africa

Landscape Tiger Eye has lines of hematite running through it, which can create a landscape pattern. Finished stones are very showy with the shiny hematite contrasting against the chatoyant golden background. These pieces were purchased years ago and were recently brought out of our "archives".

Item Number
Description
Weight
Price
Landscape Tiger Eye#1
Two piece parcel measures approximately 5" x 2" x 1-1/4" thick and 6" x 1-3/4" to 1/4 x 1-1/8" thick.
2.13
pounds
$15.98
Landscape Tiger Eye#2
Measures approximately 2-3/4" x 2 to 1-5/8 " x 1-5/8" thick.
0.96
pounds
$7.20

Marra Mamba Tiger Eye - $18.00/pound
from Australia

Marra Mamba Tiger Eye was mined out years ago. It is the most sought after form of tiger eye because of its mix of highly chatoyant tiger eye, (which can be golden, bluish, greenish or reddish), hematite and jasper. Finished stones are very popular. These pieces were purchased many years ago and were recently brought out of our "archives".

Item Number
Description
Weight
Price
Marra Mamba Tiger Eye#1
Two piece parcel measures approximately 3" x 2" x 1-1/4" thick and 2-3/4" x 2-1/2" x 1-3/4" tapering to 1/4 "thick.
1.82
pounds
$32.76

We have SLABS of this material.
Super Thick Tiger Eye - $12.50/pound
from South Africa

This rare Super Thick Tiger Eye is quite a find. The top portion of the tiger eye "meat" is 3-1/4" long. It is separated from the darker (bottom) portion of the rock by a thin brown line. It has a tendency to break along the brown line. So, don't expect to get a 4+ inch stone from this rough, but you should easily get a 3" stone and a 1-1/4" stone from the first slab!


Locality: South Africa
Super Thick Tiger Eye #1
Measures approximately 4-3/4" x 3-1/4" x 2 to 7/8" thick.
3.38 pounds
$42.25

We will soon have SLABS of this material.

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