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About Pietersite

Pietersite was discovered by Sid Pieters in 1962 in Namibia, and named in his honour.

Pietersite is a striking variety of chalcedony that comes primarily from Namibia and, more recently, China. It commonly exhibits various shades of colour, ranging from blue to grey and red to yellow and brown. Pietersite displays chatoyancy similar to tiger's eye and hawk's eye.

Facts:

  • Mohs hardness: 6.5
  • Mineral: Quartz Aggregate
Pietersite was discovered by Sid Pieters in 1962 in Namibia, and named in his honour. Pietersite is a striking variety of chalcedony that comes primarily from Namibia and, more recently,... read more »
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About Pietersite

Pietersite was discovered by Sid Pieters in 1962 in Namibia, and named in his honour.

Pietersite is a striking variety of chalcedony that comes primarily from Namibia and, more recently, China. It commonly exhibits various shades of colour, ranging from blue to grey and red to yellow and brown. Pietersite displays chatoyancy similar to tiger's eye and hawk's eye.

Facts:

  • Mohs hardness: 6.5
  • Mineral: Quartz Aggregate
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