Tiger Iron is a banded stone containing layers of Tiger Eye, Jasper and Hematite. Tiger Eye and Jasper are both members of the Quartz family of silicon dioxide minerals with a hardness of 7. Their crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal). Hematite is an iron oxide mineral with a hardness of 5 to 6. Its crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal). Tiger Iron derives its name from the presence of Tiger Eye and iron-rich iron-rich Hematite. Tiger Iron is a stone of strength, stamina and courage. It combines three stones which are powerful all in their own right, amplifying and blending their effects. Tiger Eye is a solar stone of vitality, practicality and physical action. It stimulates the root chakra and the solar plexus, assisting one in taking effe ctive actions in response to the needs and challenges of physical life and in remaining grounded, calm and centered, regardless of the outer or inner situation.
Simmons, Robert; Ahsian, Naisha. The Book of Stones, Revised Edition: Who They Are and What They Teach (several pages). North Atlantic Books. Kindle Edition.