Tiger Iron

Practical Wisdom

Jump into action and truly live your spiritual ideals.

Have good habits and make progress every day.

Understand how the body influences emotions. 

Be creative and keep a strong work ethic.

Let Tiger Iron reveal the way to your best life!


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Mineralogy of Tiger Iron

Rough Tiger Iron

Rough Tiger Iron

Rock Family: Sedimentary
Major Minerals: Gold Tigers EyeHematiteRed Jasper

Color: Stripes of gold, silver and red
Gravity: Varies, 2.58-5.28
Hardness: Varies, 5.5-7
Luminescence: None
Texture: Stratification
Transparency: Opaque

Location: Tiger Iron has been found in large enough quantities to be mined in Western Australia and South Africa.Tiger Iron Mine Locations

Rock Family: 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 the case of Tiger Iron, it is a sedimentary rock composed of layers of Gold Tigers Eye, Red Jasper, and silver Hematite.

Formation: 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.

Mining: Tiger Iron is found near the surface of the Earth and is mined at its primary deposit.

Tiger Iron mine

Tiger Iron Mine, Western Australia

Enhancements: All Tiger Iron are fully natural, enhanced only through tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

Synonyms: MuggleStone, Harry Potter Stone

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough Tiger IronTigers Iron Mine

History of Tiger Iron

Tiger Iron is a combination of three different minerals, each of which has their own distinct history. Tiger Iron itself, however, 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it was not included in early lapidaries, texts which describe gemstones and their powers, nor does it have any myths or historical references unique to it. This stone has been found in only two locations. When mined in South Africa it is called “Tiger Iron,” but when mined in western Australia it is called “Mugglestone.”


Hogwarts Castle

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.”

For more information see: Gold Tigers Eye, Hematite, and Red Jasper

Photos: Harry Potter Castle

Healing Properties of Tiger Iron

Spiritual: Tiger Iron combines the energies of Gold Tigers EyeRed 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. Tiger Iron is attuned to the Root, Sacral, and Solar Plexus Chakras and  linked to the astrological sign of Leo. It is connected to the elements of Fire and Earth and vibrates to the number 7.

Emotional: Tiger Iron is a strong, steady stone that makes it particularly helpful during times of crisis. Tiger Iron helps us to stay calm and to look at situations objectively. Tiger Iron can also help us see the link between our physical body and our current emotional states. To see 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.  Tiger Iron 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: 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. Tiger Iron 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. Tiger Iron 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: Tiger Iron is used by metaphysical healers to strengthen the blood and support the circulatory system. It is believed to help stimulate red blood cell production and to encourage self-healing from chronic illnesses. It is also said to strengthen and heal bones. Tiger Iron makes an excellent talisman for body-builders and athletes, because it is said to build muscles and increase physical performance.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Earth to Pocket

Earth to Pocket is the Moonrise Crystal business mission. It’s the promise that any stones purchased here will be consciously sourced and the journey of the stone, from the Earth and into your Pocket, will be as transparent as possible.

These Tiger Iron were mined and tumbled in South Africa.

It would be my pleasure to hand-select a beautiful Tiger Iron for you.

Your Stone

This price is for one stone.

You can buy a single tumbled Tiger Iron or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Tiger Iron 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, chunky, and free of chips with a visually pleasing pattern of red, gold, and silver stripes. 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 beautiful pattern and clean energies, these tumbled Tiger Iron 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.


Safe Handling of Tiger Iron

Good To Know:

Tiger Iron 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.

Tiger Iron can be physically cleansed with water or a dusting cloth.

Tiger Iron 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.

Tiger Iron 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.

Tumbled and fully smooth Tiger Iron can be safely used to make direct-infusion “Tiger Iron Water” for drinking or bathing. Before making any direct-infusion elixir ALWAYS check the mineralogical properties of the stone to ensure it is not toxic. Only use fully tumbled stones or natural Quartz points in direct-infusion elixirs, never rough stones. When in doubt, make an indirect-infusion elixir instead.


  1. Kristen H. (Alabama)

    Prior to receiving this stone, I’d never seen a tiger iron specimen this large, and certainly not one this beautiful. I’m hooked on this crystal now! What great quality and amazing vibes! I have purchased healing crystals from MANY different shops on Etsy, and Moonrise Crystals is by far my favorite one. Julie has the best, most highly vibrational crystals at a good price and is an absolute pleasure to work with. I am truly in love with everything I’ve purchased from this Etsy shop! The little sachet of herbal tea that was included in my order smells delicious; shipping is fast and packaging is always lovely and secure. Very pleased in every way!

  2. Michelle V. (Georgia)

    Thank you!

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  4. Pamela E. (Illinois)

    Great doing business with A++++ Beautiful item. Will shop with again!!!

  5. Tempestt A. (New York)

    Thanks A++ service.

  6. Cynthia B. (Oregon)

    Thank you! Just as described and I like it! Arrived promptly.

  7. Frederick W. (Tennessee)


  8. Jen R. (Florida)

    Thank you SO much! Beautiful and great energy! 🙂

  9. Ammy B. (Iowa)

    As described. Thank you. Nice stone.

  10. Michele C. (Missouri)

    Package arrived quickly and in good shape. Item just as described. Very happy!

  11. Phil M. (Hawaii)

    very nice! AAAAAA+++++ thx!

  12. Matthew C. (New Mexico)

    Wonderful piece with positive healing energy. Love Tiger Iron

  13. Alice S. (Los Angeles)

    You provided great customer service I will be telling all my friends about you

  14. John L. (Missouri)

    Nice Colors & Banding In A Well Polished Tiger Iron! Fast & Friendly Service!

  15. Elena V. (Florida)

    I loved it thank you!

  16. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    I received the stones today, and the first words out of my mouth were “oh, wow”. They are all amazing! Tiger iron is a stone that I’ve been looking for with a good balance of the different elements it is composed of. Yours had such beautiful bands that clearly shows all the elements that I felt I needed to get a piece. I am not disappointed! It’s just beautiful!

  17. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    This is a beautiful stone with wonderful light play that is difficult to capture in pictures. Love it!

  18. Lisa B. (Illinois)

    BEAUTIFUL stone! I couldn’t be happier. Thanks, Julie!

  19. Julie

    Thank you for your kind words! Whenever I pick a Tiger Iron for someone, the main thing I look for is that all three minerals are represented and that the overall appearance is attractive. Since these are 100% natural products, there exists tremendous variety between stones! For every “perfect” one, there are many more that can’t make the cut! Tiger Iron has a powerful energy that doesn’t pull any punches – its vibration isn’t a match for everyone. But when it is a match.. wowza! It feels GOOD!

  20. Stephanie G. (Wisconsin)

    The stone I received is very pretty and slightly larger than one inch. It’s composition is 90/9/1 of gold tiger’s eye, sparkly hematite, and red jasper. I found the energy to be off putting and could not touch it for more than a few seconds at a time. But I have someone in mind who my be more compatible for this piece so will pass it on. Still happy with my purchase and finding a shop owner who cares about people and the environment!

  21. Tempestt A. (New York)

    Thanks A++packaging. Came on time with no problems

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