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Variant of tiger-eye.
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(ˈtaɪɡəzˌaɪ) or


1. (Minerals) a golden brown silicified variety of crocidolite, used as an ornamental stone
2. (Ceramics) a glaze resembling this, used on pottery
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also tigereye

a golden-brown chatoyant stone used for ornament, formed by the alteration of crocidolite, and consisting essentially of quartz colored by iron oxide.
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That same amount of money bought just 1 carat, or 0.2 gram, of a gem called tiger's-eye. When rich sources of that precious stone were found in western South Africa in the 1880s, prices plummeted.
Recent research has upended a 130-year-old theory about how tiger's-eye forms.
SHINING BRIGHT In its natural state, tiger's-eye is an unremarkable rock with a dull sheen.
Early in the 1800s, mineralogists recognized that tiger's-eye was a fibrous variety of quartz, or silicon dioxide.