Hello all. I was just curious as to how tiger eye may be treated. I
though it was heat, but now am curious. I bought some various
different types of slabs on eBay, and they are all very nice. One of
them was listed as Australian Tiger Eye, and is neat looking, but I
noticed that it was dyeing my fingers yellow when I was holding it.
I didn’t pay a lot of attention to it at first, since I could still
smell the oil on all of the slabs while unpacking them. On closer
examination, I noticed part of the matrix (if that is what this
would be considered) seemed softer than the rest of the slab, and
when I put a dab of water on it, a more yellow came off on my hands.
I put it in the kitchen sink under running water, and couldn’t
believe how much yellow was running everywhere. It was like they
soaked it in some kind of dye. When I pressed on the part it was
coming from, the rock started crumbling off in pretty decent sized
pieces, like chalk. I am hoping that it was just a somewhat small
area of softer rock, as I was wanting to use part of that area for a
cab. The actual tiger eye looking part has seemed to become a little
more dull after rinsing it off really good, as well. The auction url
if anyone wants to see the picture they have posted on it is:
eBay URL removed
I am also becoming curious as to what localities tiger eye is
normally found in. I have seen many people list the origin of where
the other type of rocks they are selling came from, but don’t recall
ever seeing anyone say where their tiger eye was found.
Thanks for any help you may be able to give. It is much appreciated.
–In WA state, where the weather can’t make up it’s mind what it
wants to do.