Some of you may have seen it and yes its Tiger Eye. But it’s from Arizona and it is actually the pure gem form of the mineral Chrysotile. It is not Asbestos and is safe to handle. Chrysotile is 1 of 6 minerals used in making Asbestos but is only unsafe in the raw form.
Visit my Sold cabochon Gallery to see past opals I have cut. You will find other examples of materials, shapes, sizes, colors, and in general see my work there. Some stones date back over 15 years in there. I don’t show everything I cut, just the ones I really liked over the years. Please let me know if you have any questions about those materials.
Its also important to visit your local rockclub if you have one near by. Its a
great place to start if you are new to gems and minerals. Thank you.