Published February 2016 • Updated June 2022 • Read Time: 5 minutes
Tiger Iron is a sedimentary rock that combines the energies of Gold Tigers Eye, Red Jasper, and silver Hematite. It is found only in Western Australia in small-scale mines. It was nicknamed Mugglestone long before the Harry Potter books were written, but some people now call this Harry Potter Stone! The three minerals that compose all have energies that resonate with strength, grounding, and power. Tiger Iron takes all those energies and cements them together for an incredibly potent vibration.
Tiger Iron combines the energies of Gold Tigers Eye, Red Jasper, and silver Hematite into one vibrant healing stone. It is a phenomenal lower Chakra stone and can help form or rebuild a strong energetic foundation. Tiger Iron pulses with vitality and the primal life force, reminding us that we are ALIVE! We are Here – Now – and the possibilities before us are endless. Tiger Iron teaches us to take actions which support our spiritual ideals. It reminds us that our religion is not a church we attend once a week, our true religion is how we live every day – how we treat others and how we treat ourselves.
Root, Sacral, and Solar Plexus Chakras
Fire and Earth
Emotional Healing Properties
Tiger Iron is a strong, steady stone that makes it particularly helpful during times of crisis. It helps us to stay calm and to look at situations objectively. It can also help us see the link between our physical body and our current emotional states. For example, how our diet, exercise, sleep patterns, social habits, etc., all play a role in how we feel emotionally. Tiger Iron can help us to look at chronic anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and other mental illnesses in a different light. To see these illnesses as a physical misfiring in the brain, rather than a weakness in our mind or a weakness in ourselves. Tiger Iron encourages us to be practical, to seek out help as appropriate, and to create physical and mental habits that will naturally result in a happier and more peaceful life. It is also particularly good to work with during times of family drama or stress. It helps us to stay logical and reasonable; compassionate to others and yet firm in maintaining our own boundaries.
Mental Healing Properties
Tiger Iron has a very grounded, calm, and steady energy. It encourages creativity, but also the necessity of regular practice and continuing education to hone our creative skills and talents. It is particularly helpful for musicians and performing artists who need to work on their craft daily. Tiger Iron can also help us to quit negative addictions, by reminding us to take things one day at a time. It reminds us to celebrate the small victories as they come and to be patient with ourselves as we reinvent ourselves. It reinforces good habits, particularly ones dealing with creating or maintaining physical and mental health. It is also an excellent stone to work with when we need to rebuild our financial life.
Physical Healing Properties
Tiger Iron is recommended when we need to increase our physical strength. If we are chronically ill or have suffered an injury, it can helps us to endure the pain stoically and to safely train our body back to health and regain our former vigor. If we are doing well, it is an excellent crystal allie for athletes and body-builder who are focused on building muscles and increasingly physical performance. It reminds us to train regularly but also to behave sensibly. Tiger Iron reminds us to push ourselves, but also to rest and recover appropriately. It is a beautiful talisman for the muscular system. It is also a mighty talisman for the circulatory system, particularly anything to do with red blood cells and the skeleton system, particularly for strengthening bones.
Tiger Iron is only found only in Northern Western Australia. There are two main mines, one inland in the Marra Marra formation, and the other along the coast in the Ord Range. There are likely a few scattered artisanal mines as well. Most of the Tiger Iron on the market comes from the inland Brockman Tiger Mine.
Mining and Treatments
Tiger Iron is found relatively near the surface of the Earth and is pit mined at its primary deposit by small scale miners.
All stones are fully natural, enhanced only through cutting and polishing.
Tiger Iron is not a mineral, but rather a rock. An easy way to understand the difference is that rocks are like cookies and minerals are ingredients like flour or sugar. Many different minerals are used to create a rock! In this case, it is a sedimentary rock composed of layers of silver Hematite, Gold Tigers Eye and Red Jasper.
Tiger Iron is a sedimentary rock, formed when various minerals or other materials are deposited on the Earth’s surface and within bodies of water. Over time the sediments are glued together into layers that can sometimes be seen with the naked eye.
Tiger Iron’s energy works well with its “friends” – crystal associates formed in the same geological environment. Try it in combination with Dragon’s Blood Jasper and Mookaite Jasper.
Gold Tiger’s Eye, Hematite, Red Tiger’s Eye
Stripes of gold, silver and red
History of Tiger Iron
Tiger Iron is a combination of three different minerals, each of which has their own distinct history. But this combination stone is a relatively “new” healing stone whose properties have only recently begun to be explored. As a result, it was not included in early lapidaries, texts which describe gemstones and their powers, nor does it have any myths or historical references unique to it. While it is most commonly called Tiger Iron, but it is sometimes sold as “Mugglestone.”
While fans of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter might automatically think the name “mugglestone” is linked to the books, the name actually predates the series. Mugglestone is an old Anglo-Saxon surname usually found in the western midlands of England. The name was first recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book, a population census taken by William the Conqueror after he claimed England. Various people named Mugglestone have emigrated to Australia in the past two centuries, including some which set up mining operations in the western part of that country. Despite this long history, the success of the Harry Potter franchise is such that this stone has now been nicknamed “Harry Potter Stone.”
Julie Abouzelof is the owner of Moonrise Crystals and an advocate for responsibly sourced gems and minerals. Her first career was in education teaching history, geology and anthropology, as well as working with special-needs students. She is now a heart-centered entrepreneur who encourages mindfulness and positive action to heal ourselves and the world. Julie lives in Hawaii with her lover and a little parrot named Darwin.