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Cats Eye Quartz Lapidary Rough


Item: ctql110
Natural cats eye quartz rough specimen weighing 0.5 pounds
Cats Eye Quartz Rough Dimensions: 3.6" x 2.4" x 1.3"
Mined in Brazil
Price: $21.95
This specimen of natural cats eye quartz was mined in Brazil in 1996. It is completely natural, with no treatments of any kind. The cats eye quartz has some white quartz lenses here and there within the gray cat's eye quartz. It has a brown oxidized outer surface with fresh surfaces showing gray actinolite fibers encased by quartz. This material yields very nice silver color chatoyancy when properly oriented and polished. This cats eye quartz piece makes a nice specimen of natural cats eye quartz just as it is, although it does have lapidary grade areas that would yield over 200 carats of cats eye quartz gemstones.

Cats Eye Quartz Lapidary Rough


Item: ctql111
Natural cats eye quartz rough specimen weighing 0.5 pounds
Cats Eye Quartz Rough Dimensions: 4.5" x 2.2" x 1.8"
Mined in Brazil
Price: $21.95
This specimen of natural cats eye quartz was mined in Brazil in 1996. It is completely natural, with no treatments of any kind. The cats eye quartz has some white quartz lenses here and there within the gray cat's eye quartz. It has a brown oxidized outer surface with fresh surfaces showing gray actinolite in quartz. This material yields very nice silver color chatoyancy when properly oriented and polished. This cats eye quartz piece makes a nice specimen of natural cats eye quartz just as it is, although it does have lapidary grade areas that would yield over 200 carats of cats eye quartz gemstones.

Cats Eye Quartz Lapidary Rough Specimen


Item: ctql112
Natural cats eye quartz rough specimen weighing 0.8 pounds
Cats Eye Quartz Rough Dimensions: 3.7" x 3.2" x 2.8"
Mined in Brazil
Price: $28.95
This specimen of natural cats eye quartz was mined in Brazil in 1996. It is completely natural, with no treatments of any kind. The cats eye quartz has some white quartz lenses here and there within the gray cat's eye quartz. It has a brown oxidized outer surface with fresh surfaces showing gray actinolite in quartz. This material yields very nice silver color chatoyancy when properly oriented and polished. This cats eye quartz piece makes a nice specimen of natural cats eye quartz just as it is, although it does have lapidary grade areas that would yield over 250 carats of cats eye quartz gemstones.

Cats Eye Quartz Rough


Item: ctql103
Natural cats eye quartz rough specimen weighing 1.1 pounds
Cats Eye Quartz Rough Dimensions: 4" x 3.3" x 2"
Mined in Bahia, Brazil
Price: $31.50
This specimen of natural cats eye quartz was mined in Bahia, Brazil in 1996. It is completely natural, with no treatments of any kind. The cats eye quartz has some white quartz lenses here and there within the gray cat's eye quartz. It has a brown oxidized outer surface with fresh surfaces showing gray actinolite fibers encased by quartz. This material yields very nice silver color chatoyancy when properly oriented and polished. This cats eye quartz piece makes a nice specimen of natural cats eye quartz just as it is, although it does have lapidary grade areas that would yield beautiful cats eye quartz gemstones.

Cats Eye Quartz Rough


Item: ctql108
Natural cats eye quartz rough specimen weighing one pound
Cats Eye Quartz Rough Dimensions: 3.8" x 3.2" x 2.1"
Mined in Bahia, Brazil
Price: $41.50
This natural specimen of cats eye quartz was mined in Bahia, Brazil in 1996. It is completely natural, with no treatments of any kind. This material has silver color chatoyancy when properly oriented and polished. This cats eye quartz specimen is lapidary grade and would yield a 1.7 inch diameter sphere with plenty of material left over for making cats eye quartz cabochon gems.

Cats Eye Quartz Rough


Item: ctql104
Natural cats eye quartz rough specimen weighing 1.5 pounds
Cats Eye Quartz Rough Dimensions: 5.5" x 3.4" x 2.1"
Mined in Bahia, Brazil
Price: $38.95
This specimen of natural cats eye quartz was mined in Bahia, Brazil in 1996. It is completely natural, with no treatments of any kind. The cats eye quartz has some white quartz lenses intergrown within the gray cat's eye quartz. This specimen has a brown oxidized outer surface with fresh surfaces showing light gray actinolite fibers encased by quartz. This material yields silver color chatoyancy when properly oriented and polished. This cats eye quartz piece makes a nice specimen of natural cats eye quartz just as it is, although it is lapidary grade and would yield a couple of 1.5 inch diameter spheres with lots of material left over for making cats eye quartz cabochon gems.

Cats Eye Quartz Rough Specimen


Item: ctql113
Natural cats eye quartz rough specimen weighing 2.1 pounds
Cats Eye Quartz Rough Dimensions: 6" x 4" x 3"
Mined in Bahia, Brazil
Price: $46.95
This specimen of natural cats eye quartz was mined in Bahia, Brazil in 1996. It is completely natural, with no treatments of any kind. The cats eye quartz has some thick white milky quartz lenses intergrown within the silvery-gray cat's eye quartz. This material yields silver color chatoyancy when properly oriented and polished. This cats eye quartz piece makes a nice specimen of natural cats eye quartz just as it is, although it is lapidary grade and would yield a 2 inch diameter sphere of intergrown cats eye quartz with milky quartz. See also an opposite side view of this cats eye quartz rough specimen.

Cats Eye Quartz Rough


Item: ctql105
Natural cats eye quartz rough specimen weighing 3.0 pounds
Cats Eye Quartz Rough Dimensions: 6.2" x 3.5" x 3"
Mined in Bahia, Brazil
Price: $62.50
This specimen of natural cats eye quartz was mined in Bahia, Brazil in 1996. It is completely natural, with no treatments of any kind. The cats eye quartz has some white quartz lenses intergrown within the gray cat's eye quartz. This specimen has a brown oxidized outer surface with fresh surfaces showing gray actinolite fibers encased by quartz. This material yields great silver color chatoyancy when properly oriented and polished. This cats eye quartz piece makes a nice specimen of natural cats eye quartz just as it is, although it is lapidary grade and would yield a couple of 2 inch diameter spheres with plenty of material left over for making cats eye quartz cabochon gems.

Large Cats Eye Quartz Rough


Item: ctql106
Natural cats eye quartz rough specimen weighing 10.5 pounds
Cats Eye Quartz Rough Dimensions: 8" x 6.5" x 5.5"
Mined in Bahia, Brazil
Price: $238.50
This large specimen of natural cats eye quartz was mined in Bahia, Brazil in 1996. It is completely natural, with no treatments of any kind. The cats eye quartz has some white quartz lenses intergrown within the gray cat's eye quartz. This specimen has a brown oxidized outer surface with fresh surfaces showing gray actinolite fibers encased by quartz. The photo at left is a close-up of a fresh surface. See a full view photo of this natural cats eye quartz rough. This material has great silver color chatoyancy when properly oriented and polished. See also a side view photo of this genuine cats eye quartz specimen. This cats eye quartz specimen is lapidary grade and would yield a very large wonderful carving or a couple of 3 inch diameter spheres with plenty of material left over for making cats eye quartz cabochon gems.

Large Cats Eye Quartz Rough


Item: ctql109
Natural cats eye quartz rough specimen weighing 10.8 pounds
Cats Eye Quartz Rough Dimensions: 8" x 6" x 5"
Mined in Bahia, Brazil
Price: $262.25
This large specimen of natural cats eye quartz was mined in Bahia, Brazil in 1996. It is completely natural, with no treatments of any kind. The cats eye quartz has some white quartz lenses intergrown within the gray cat's eye quartz. This specimen has a brown oxidized outer surface with fresh surfaces showing gray actinolite fibers encased by quartz. This material has very nice silver color chatoyancy when properly oriented and polished. This cats eye quartz specimen is lapidary grade and would yield a 4 inch diameter sphere with material left over for making a fine 2 inch diameter sphere and lots of cats eye quartz cabochon gems.
 

Cats Eye Quartz Lapidary Rough

Our Cat's-eye Quartz Lapidary Rough is 100% Natural with no treatments of any kind!

The cat's eye effect in our natural cats eye quartz lapidary rough is due to the presence of fibrous mineral inclusions or tubelike cavities in parallel orientation within the quartz. These parallel oriented features reflect light at certain angles causing the formation of a brighter zone which moves across the surface of the material as it is turned. When fashioned with a rounded surface or cabochon shape, this cat's eye effect becomes more well defined and more easily visible.

Our cats eye quartz lapidary rough yields unique carvings, beads, spheres, and cabochon gems exhibiting a broad somewhat diffuse natural chatoyancy. In the USA, it is most often known as silver cats eye quartz, and in asia the beads and cabochons of this chatoyant quartz are popularly known as toad's eye because of this material's diffuse natural chatoyancy.

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