DescriptionTIGER-IRON BOX - A FOSSIL RECORD IN STONE
Handcrafted in Italy
Stone source: Australia
It is now believed that the iron-rich Australian Tiger-Iron is a "trace fossil" record of one of the oldest life forms known - Stromatolites. During the Archaean period (3.8 - 2.5 billion years ago), large colonies of Stromatolites dominated. These ancient colonies are represented in the colorful layers of bright chatoyant veins of golden Tiger-Eye surrounded by bands of metallic Hematite and red Jaspers in an undulating pattern - the layers are actually successive colonies that have been compressed over eons of time. Fashioned by a master Italian craftsman, this Tiger-Iron box has a Black Onyx interior, gold plated brass hinge and measures 7 x 4 x 1 ½ inches and is in excellent condition.
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