Tigereye. Location: S.W. Africa. Description: Another
winner . . . cut from the same rock as #177. Free form shape. Size:
2.25x.75". Lapidary: Gerry Galarneau. Price: $55.
Tigereye. Location: S.W. Africa. Description: Superb
specimen of this hard to find material. A lovely cooperation between
blue and gold. Uncommon chatoyancy. Size: 1x2". Lapidary:
Gerry Galerneau. Price: $75.
Tigereye. Location: S.W. Africa. Description: Handsome
teardrop of blue and gold. Highly chatoyant. Size: 1x2".
Lapidary: Douglas McVicar. Price: $45.
Tigereye. Location: S.W. Africa. Description: Agatized
asbestos (crocidolite). Mostly blue with flashes of yellow. Very
chatoyant. Size: 1x1.75". Price: $35.
TIGER'S EYE & TIGER IRON
Silica at times
replaces organic and non-organic material... petrified wood and dinosaur
bone being examples of the former... Tiger's Eye and Tiger Iron examples
of the latter. Tiger's Eye is a silica replacement of blue and gold fibers
of asbestos. In the hands of a skilled lapidary this material can be
turned to a gem of outstanding beauty. The material accepts a high polish
be turned to a gem of outstanding beauty. The material accepts a high
polish and retains a band of chatoyant light. Blue and gold fibers
intermixed are particularly handsome. Tiger iron is somewhat similar. In
this instance golden asbestos is silicified and intermixed with red jasper
and gray hematite.
AGATE - DRYHEAD
FRIENDLY JASPER -
- MOHAVE JASPER - MISC.
WOOD & STUFF TIGER EYE
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