Pietersite is the trade name for a (usually) dark blue-gray breccia aggregate made up mainly of Hawk's Eye and Tiger's Eye. It was discovered by a man named Sid Pieters in 1962 in Namibia, and is named Pietersite in his honor. Pietersite coloration appears chaotic, with streaks and colors in every direction. This is because during formation of the crystal, the materials that compose it were broken apart and then were reformed and cemented together by quartz. Stones and crystals that go through that process are referred to as brecciated. Pietersite colors include blues, rusty reds, golds and browns. Pietersite is characteristically found with a riot of earth colors, and is thought in stone lore to have a connection to storms and even is sometimes called the Tempest Stone. Contemporary folk and stone lore rumors that the energy of Pietersite is very forceful and jolts us into personal change.
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