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Help in identifying. tiger iron?

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asked Apr 13, 2016 by Cappo (120 points)

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This sedimentary member of the quartz family has wavy bands of red jasper, black hematite, and gold tigereye that forms a chatoyant, banded ironstone rock. Tiger Iron comes from both South Africa and Australia.

This gives you an idea of the mineral content and where the mineral comes from.. I can't say your specimen is. Take it to a lapidary who you might find at a local rock shop.
answered Apr 14, 2016 by Weasel (40,320 points)
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From visual appearance alone, it looks like hematite or goethite. Can you do a streak test and see if it has a red streak? Can you also check if it is weakly attracted to magnets?
answered May 6, 2016 by hershel (47,740 points)

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