Tigers Eye, Gold
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Mineralogy of Gold Tigers Eye
Mineral Family: Tectosilicate
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Color: Gold-yellow, (common)
Crystal System: Hexagonal/Trigonal
Gravity: 2.58-2.64 (moderately light)
Hardness: 6.5-7 (hard)
Streak: White, yellow-brown
Location: The most important Tigers Eye deposits are in South Africa. Additional deposits are in Australia, Burma, India, Nambia, and the United States (California).
Mineral Family: Gold Tigers Eye is a rare Silicate mineral. Silicate minerals form the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Tigers Eye is a semi-precious variety of Quartz that exhibits chatoyancy, or a vertical luminescent band. Most Tigers Eye is golden-brown, but it can also be red or blue. When it is combined with silver Hematite, it is called Tiger Iron.
Formation: Tigers Eye is formed when Quartz replaces the mineral Crocidolite (blue asbestos). As the Crocidolite decomposes, Iron is exposed and oxidized which transforms it into limonite. Tigers Eye is essentially limonite fibers embedded in Quartz. Early in the process the stone is still blue and is called Hawks Eye (or Blue Tigers Eye). As the process continues, the blue is gradually replaced by gold, and the stone is then called Gold Tigers Eye. If the Gold Tigers Eye is then heated, either by natural causes or artificially by humans, the stone’s color may become red, at which point it is called Red Tigers Eye.
Mining: Tigers Eye is mined from primary deposits, which are located in metamorphic rock. Tigers Eye is mined in an open pit setting, since Tigers Eye is found directly under the soil. Tigers Eye is the principal stone mined in the larger deposits in South Africa and Western Australia. In smaller deposits, the main purpose of a mine is more likely to be asbestos and Iron.
Enhancements: All Gold Tigers Eyes on the market are natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
History of Gold Tigers Eye
Gold Tigers Eye was generally not included in early lapidaries, texts which describe gemstones and their powers. For most of history, Gold Tigers Eye was relatively rare, since the main deposits are in South Africa and western Australia. However, in modern times, Gold Tigers Eye’s distinctive flash, as well as its basic affordability and availability, has allowed its metaphysical properties to be widely explored.
In the ancient world, South African Gold Tigers Eye was sometimes traded North, and has been found in ancient Egyptian and Assyrian tombs, crafted as jewelry and talismans. On a few occasions, Gold Tigers Eye seems to have been used as the glowing gemstone eyes in statues of the Egyptian sun god Ra and the earth god Geb. It is thought to represent the “all seeing and all knowing eye” of these benevolent gods. Centuries later, some Roman soldiers supposedly carried Tigers Eye with them into battle, for courage and protection.
Gold Tigers Eye, and the more rare blue Hawks Eye and Red Tigers Eye, are famous for the way they seem to shimmer when moved. This trait is known in geology as “chatoyancy.” The term “chatoyant” is a combination of the French words for “cat” and “eye.” Tigers Eye’s bold gold coloring elevated it above a mere kitty, to instead honor the Tiger, the largest and most powerful member of the feline family.
Healing Properties of Gold Tigers Eye
Spiritual: Gold Tigers Eye gives us the strength and courage necessary to survive hard times. It can help us to trust in the Divine, that all is working out according to plan. It can also help us trust ourselves – and to know we have the ability to solve our problems and make a success of ourselves! Gold Tigers Eye reminds us that, “God helps those, who help themselves.” This shimmering stone also whispers to us that how we live in our everyday lives is our true religion and the way we conduct the most mundane activities is an expression of our soul’s health and strength. Gold Tigers Eye gently but firmly dares us to live empowered and to be fully alive to the beauty of the present moment. Gold Tigers Eye is attuned to the Root, Sacral, and Solar Plexus Chakras and linked to the astrological sign of Capricorn. It is connected to the elements of Fire and Earth and vibrates to the number 4.
Emotional: Gold Tigers Eye brings gifts of confidence and self-awareness. It helps us to see and respectfully acknowledge our own wants and needs, as well as those of others. Gold Tigers Eye helps us to disassociate ourselves from negative people who sap our energy and to seek out friends who bring us joy and help us grow. It helps us balance out our own emotional highs and lows, finding instead a steady balance that feels good. Gold Tigers Eye can be a very helpful stone for group work and relationships, particularly when people have different viewpoints. This stone can help people to see their commonalities and to communicate more diplomatically.
Mental: Gold Tigers Eye’s energy is exceptionally practical and full of common sense, and can help to calm down emotional excesses. It encourages good business and financial sense. When placed in a cash register, it helps keep the till balanced! Gold Tigers Eye is an excellent stone for anyone studying finances or seeking to increase their net-worth. It helps us to budget, save, and make wise decisions that take into account both our present and future needs and desires. Gold Tigers Eye encourages us to be pragmatic, prepared, and ready for whatever life may bring. And, if life brings hardship, Gold Tigers Eye asks us to fight back and do whatever is necessary to create a good life for ourselves, our loved ones, and the world at large.
Physical: Gold Tigers Eye is used by metaphysical healers for general vitality and to reduce physical pain. It is commonly used to bring hormones and the body’s biochemistry into balance. It is often used to treat the adrenal glands and help align the spinal chord. It is believed to help mend broken bones and to treat reproductive disorders.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
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These Gold Tigers Eyes were mined and tumbled in South Africa.
I met the owner of the South African tumbling company at the 2014 Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona. This company only sells tumbled stones twice a year, once at the Tucson show and later at the Sainte Marie Aux Mines International Mineral and Gem Expo in Provence, France. They offer the largest selection of high quality tumbled stones in the industry and are one of my favorite suppliers.
It would be my pleasure to hand-select a beautiful Gold Tigers Eye for you.
This price is for one stone.
You can buy a single Gold Tigers Eye or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Gold Tigers Eye measures approximately 1 inch at its longest length and has a unique shape with soft edges. Tumbled stones are natural products and variations are part of their beauty.
The stone I choose for you will be smooth and free of chips, and have beautiful gold and brown stripes which “flash.” If you buy multiple stones, I will choose stones that look and feel particularly good together. Stones will be cleansed and smudged with sage before being shipped to you.
With their flashing colors and clean energies, these Gold Tigers Eyes are perfect for crystal healing. Add them to a medicine bag, place them on an altar, use them in a crystal elixir, fashion them into jewelry, or simply carry them in your pocket.
What You Should Know:
- Gold Tigers Eye can be used in elixirs and oil essences – it is safe to drink “Gold Tigers Eye water” or bathe in it.
- Gold Tigers Eye can be physically cleansed with water or a dusting cloth.
- Gold Tigers Eye can be energetically cleansed with fresh or salt water. Soaking in moonlight or starlight, or smudging with smoke (typically sage) is also effective. Use your own intuition to determine the best method.
Safe Handling of Gold Tigers Eye
Gold Tigers Eye contains Asbestos. While in tumbled or polished form it may be considered safe to handle, it should NOT be used to make direct-infusion “Gold Tigers Eye water” for drinking or bathing. Asbestos is a dangerous poison. You can however, make a safe elixir using an indirect method – simply place the stone near, but not touching, the water.
Good To Know:
Gold Tigers Eye are physically durable stones. As long as they are rounded and without thin edges, they can be carried in a pocket or medicine bag, or worn as jewelry on an everyday basis, without significant danger of the stone chipping or breaking.
Gold Tigers Eye can be physically cleansed with water or a dusting cloth.
Gold Tigers Eye can be energetically cleansed using any method. They will appreciate being soaked in fresh water, set outside to absorb the moonlight, and/or being smudged with smoke or incense. Use your own intuition to determine the best method.
Gold Tigers Eye can be left in sunshine for extended periods of time without losing their color, especially if the stone is opaque, rather than translucent or transparent. However, it is always considered a “best practice” to keep your stones and crystals out of direct sunlight as much as possible.
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