Tiger Iron Slab

Dimensions: approximately 2.625" L x 2.375" W x 0.375" D

A highly lustrous slab of Tiger Iron with shiny metallic striations. Fully polished.

Tiger Iron is a combination of Golden Brown Tiger Eye, Hematite, and Red Jasper. 

Tiger Eye is a pseudomorph of compact Quartz after the fibrous mineral Crocidolite. It is formed when the Quartz takes over and dissolves the Crocodolite, leaving the Quartz in a finely fibrous and chatoyant form. 

Hematite is one of the most abundant minerals on Earth's surface and in the shallow crust. Due to its red color, its name is derived from the Greek word for "blood". Hematite has a high iron content.

Red Jasper is an opaque, microcrystalline variety of Quartz with large, grainy crystals rather than the fibrous layers of Chalcedony or Agate. The terracotta red brown color is also due to high iron content.


Collections: Crystals

Type: Crystal


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