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Mineral: quartz
Gem: tiger iron
Cut: cabochons
Origin: Australia
General Info: The name is derived from the German "quarz" of uncertain origin. It was called "krystallos" by the Greeks, but this later became the generic term for crystal.
Additional Information
Tiger eye (yellow, red, blue, green or varigated) is often found with hematite and jasper. It is called tiger iron when found in this combination.

It may contain more hematite and jasper or may be mostly tiger eye with a few hematite bands. It runs the gamet from one to the other. The first two stones were purchased and third was cut by the author.