A variety of Quartz and a pseudomorph of Crocidolite. It forms when Crocidolite’s parallel amphibole fibers are replaced by silica. The parallel fibers create an optical property called “Chatoyancy” or cat’s eye effect. It is a metamorphic rock with a red-brown color and a silky luster. Most Tiger’s Eye is mined in South Africa, but it can also be found in India, Namibia, Burma, Australia, China and Brazil. Most Red Tiger’s Eye is heat treated golden Tiger’s Eye. Red Tiger’s Eye is only very rarely found naturally with a red hue due to oxidation, while golden yellow and blue/gray are common.

Associated with the root & sacral chakras, zodiac signs of Leo & Capricorn & vibrates to the number 5.

– Facilitates the manifestation of desires by boosting the power of one’s personal will.
– Helpful in conflict resolution and relationships.
– Increases sex drive, sensuality and sexual expression.
– Speeds up metabolism and gives extra energy to finish tasks, overcome lethargy and anhedonia.
– Helps keep one from being easily distracted.
– Physically beneficial for the reproductive and sex organs, and helps one heal from mental health disorders.

Chemical Formula: SiO₂
Shape: massive
Crystal System: trigonal, hexagonal
Color: red
Luster: silky
Diaphaneity: opaque
Hardness: 6.5-7 Mohs
Cleavage: none
Fracture: conchoidal
Specific Gravity: 2.58-2.64 g/cm³ Refractive Index: 1.534-1.540