Pietersite is a crystal that has a similar appearance to Tiger's Eye, although it is a variety of Chalcedony rather than Quartz, as with Tiger's Eye. Its bluey-gold chatoyancy comes from fibrous amphibole minerals in the crystal. It was named after its discoverer, Sid Pieters, who first found it in Namibia in 1962.


Alternative Names Tempest Stone, Eagle Eye
Colour Yellow, Blue, Brown
Hardness 6.5 - 7
Crystal system Trigonal
Streak N/A
Lustre Silky
Main Locations Namibia, China
Chakra Solar Plexus, Throat
Zodiac Leo
Numerology 9
Planetary Jupiter
Element Air