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Country of Origin: Africa and China
General information: Pietersite was discovered by Sid Peters in a farmland of Namibia, Africa in 1962. After his discovery, he registered the find in the mineral records of Britain. His discovery was then published in 1964, and the mineral was named Pietersite. Pietersite is considered as a type of tiger's eye because of their similar properties.
Physical Properties: Pietersite is a variety of Quartz, composed naturally of Tiger's Eye, Hawk's Eye and Jasper, and is characterized by an incredible chatoyancy and brilliance of light within the stone. Its hues are contrasted with deep blue-black, grey, brown, gold, red, as well as occasional clear areas. The blue coloration within Pietersite is considered to be the rarest, followed by red.
Metaphysical properties: Pietersite is considered to activate the Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, and the Third Eye Chakra as well. This creates a powerful increase in energy of personal will and intuitive ambitions. It helps to ground the body's physical energy centers, not to the earth, but to etheric realms.