Quartz var. Falcons eye.

Quartz var. Falcons eye.

Falcons eye quartz is a blue variety of Tigers eye quartz. It is a parallel intergrowth of quartz and crocodilite which is a common form of asbestos. As with Tigers eye quartz, it also has chatoyant properties which makes it very popular for use in jewellery. This specimen is loosely described as coming from New Zealand, and would display its chatoyant property more vibrantly if it were polished.