Pietersite was discovered by Sid Pieters in 1962 while he was prospecting farm land in Namibia, Africa. After his discovery, he registered the find in the mineral records of Britain. His discovery was published in 1964, and the material was named Pietersite.
There has been some confusion on this stone as it is often called the Tempest Stone, Eagle’s Eye, and said to truly be a mix of blue and gold tiger’s eye quartz which has then been folded in the earth.
Pietersite gemstones crystallize in the form of masses, the structure is a result of inclusion in jasper. The Pietersite stones mineral exhibits an energetic quality like the quartz.