Found in many places around the world, including Canada, the USA, South Africa, Namibia, India, and Burma. Tigereye, Tiger Eye, or Tiger's Eye is a chatoyant gemstone - that distinctive "shimmery" effect - and is member of the quartz family.
Tigereye has a long history of use as a gemstone, adornment and good luck and protective charm.
It has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale.
Metaphysically - it is said to bring energy, vibrancy and vitality, enhances self-integrity and is grounding. Use it for insight, and to bring good luck and protection. Tigereye is a stone for the mind, and is excellent for spiritual advancement and to use in meditation.
Tiger eye is a "chatoyant" stone - which means that it has inclusions of fibrous crystals which give it a silky lustre. The inclusions run parallel in a specific direction, so the stone appears to shimmer slightly as you move it around.