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Landscape Tiger Eye 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
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".
We have more selections of this material on our new website: