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Pictured: Under the microscope the rock displays an array of colour.<br />
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These images look like abstracts painting that could belong in an art gallery -  but they are in fact the hidden colours found in a stone looked at under the microscope.  The Tiger's Eye, a striped brown quartz rock, unveils a hidden rainbow of blues, pinks, yellows and greens, that look like paint strokes on an abstract painting.<br />
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The stone was cut into an extremely thin slice so that it could then go under the microscope and properly investigated.  Professor of Petrology, a branch of geology, at the University of Padova, Bernardo Cesare, examined the Tiger's Eye under the microscope magnifying by 25x and 50x to unveil these beautiful colours.  SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.<br />
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