I came across Tiger Iron this winter at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.
Tiger Iron is a unique, semi-precious gemstone found in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It has striking, undulating bands of Tiger Eye, Hematite, and Red Jasper.
The bands were formed during tectonic activity of the earth which caused tremendous pressure and heat. (In other words, the tiger eye, hematite, and red jasper were squished together when the earth's plates crashed against each other.)
This is a magnificent example of the Tiger Iron that I set along with citrine and garnet.
Here is another fantastic example with the three bands visible and oriented in a vertical pattern. This piece wanted to be a little mid-century modern.
There is a lot of information on the internet regarding the metaphysical properties of Tiger Iron. Just do a Google search for "Tiger Iron metaphysical properties" and you can continue reading for the rest of the day.