A ironstone rock with bands of hematite and jasper/chert/quartz. Iron-rich sedimentary unit comprising chert, ferruginous chert, jaspilite, banded iron assemblages, minor shale, siltstone, and mudstone originating in a marine environment. It tends to be more friable, with high ochreous goethite content. The goethite results both from hydration of isolated iron oxide micro laminae and from weathering of the disseminated carbonates and silicates.
red, blue, orange jasper, with golden tiger eye, which has a chatoyant effect golden sheen reflected from the fine parallel fibres in the slabs.
Tiger Iron refers to the thin banding of hematite.
Tiger's Eye refers to the golden tiger eye material.
Crystal System: Hexagonal - trigonal
Colour: Golden yellow, brown
Specific Gravity: 2.7
Tiger’s Eye is the stone of courage, power, and protection. It bestows on us the ability to maintain our presence and power in this physical world. Tiger’s Eye also protects from the evil eye and can remove negative energies.