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  Griekwastad
  South Africa

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Added in: january 2014
Last Modified in: january 2014


Location description:

In the vicinity of Griekwastad much Tigereye can be found. Tigereye is formed by simultaneous crystallization of the minerals quartz and asbestos in cracks in the rock. therefore Tigereye is found in veins.

The layers of brown and gold Tigereye have a beautiful shine in the sunlight. Each layer is created by the opening of a crack, and the filling of the gap by crystallization. This process was repeated many times over, which created the banded appearance of the Tigereye. The Tigereye is mined by local workers by hand.


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Directions:

Griekwastad located in the Northern Cape province in central South Africa. The Tigereye is found in many places in layers in the Asbestos Mountains west of the town.

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Finds:

Tigereye. This is the product of simultanious growth of quartz and blue asbestos crystals. Tigereye is not dangerous, though pure asbestos is! Jasper is also found in the area.

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