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Faden Quartz

faden quartz

 

Faden Quartz starts as grains of quartz in a rock split by earthquakes, and become intricate and beautiful patterns trying to bridge an ever widening fissure deep in the earth.

These represent a very unique geologic phenomena that occurs when certain minerals (apatite, quartz, et al.) grow in a fault zone, as movement continues, here quartz deposition continues to add to a chain of quartz that has deformed and yet fully terminated and brilliant crystals that mend, knit, and augment the broken chain as the earth movements persist.

When uncovered by erosion and mining, these minerals are found in amazing chains, or floater singular compound crystals with nearly unrecognizable habit.

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Faden Quartz
Item: 5801
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 2.25in
W: 1.50in
H: 1.50in
Weight: 0.00
Faden Quartz with perpendicular fin growth.
$55.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 7118
Locality: South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 5.00in
W: 1.50in
H: 1.00in
Weight: 0.00kg
Rare single Faden Quartz, tabular and transparent, with small amount of base rock attached.
$155.00
Item: 7438
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 5.25in
W: 2.00in
H: 1.25in
Weight: 0.00ct
Sculptural  group of three Faden Quartz that interconnect.  Three specimens in one.
$95.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6673
Locality: Dara Ismael, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 2.75in
W: 1.00in
H: 0.60in
Weight: 0.00
Transparent flattened crystal on small piece of quartzite at base. Very nice.
$75.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6204
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan,FATA, Pakistan
L: 8.50in
W: 5.00in
H: 2.25in
Weight: 0.00
Long splinter of quartzite with Faden Quartz projecting from all sides, museum piece. Textbook geological specimen. It would be hard to find a better matrix piece this size.
$585.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6262
Locality: South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.50in
W: 1.25in
H: 1.00in
Weight: 0.00kg
Beautiful transparent Faden Quartz, finest quality with curved faces. AAA quality.
$105.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 7116
Locality: South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 2.75in
W: 0.00in
H: 0.00in
Weight: 0.00kg
Bowtie shaped Faden Quartz. 2.75"
$40.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6231
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 2.00in
W: 1.00in
H: 0.00in
Weight: 0.00kg
Collection of Faden Quartz Crystals showing various habits and configurations. Sizes from 1" to 2".
$175.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 8841
Locality: Dara Ismael, Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.60in
W: 0.80in
H: 0.60in
Weight: 0.00ct
Extremely elongated "thread" (faden is german for thread) running from a blocky distorted tabular Quartz into a more slendar needle like Quartz registering various episodes of tectonic movement in the adjacent wall rock.  Nature's seismograph..
$95.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 5897
Locality: Dara Ismael, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 3.00in
W: 1.00in
H: 1.00in
Weight: 0.00
Resembles a cut crystal but is two very transparent fadens joined. Architectural.
$45.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6182
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 3.00in
W: 2.50in
H: 1.75in
Weight: 0.00
Brilliant Faden Quartz interlocked, Bottom is thin sheet of quartz that was attached to quartzite.
$115.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6109
Locality: South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 3.00in
W: 1.00in
H: 1.00in
Weight: 0.00
Tabular crystals forming bridge of Faden Quartz.
$30.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 7124
Locality: South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.00in
W: 1.25in
H: 1.00in
Weight: 0.00kg
Two main crystals with perpendicular c axis. Unusual specimen. Transparent crystals. Faden means thread in German. Information available on request.
$85.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6030
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, Federally Administe
L: 4.00in
W: 2.00in
H: 1.50in
Weight: 0.00
Aesthetic formation of brilliant faden quartz floating on thin wavy piece of quartz covered with small quartz crystals on all sides. Very fine.
$225.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 8838
Locality: Dara Ismael, Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 3.25in
W: 1.25in
H: 0.50in
Weight: 0.00ct
Saw-like crystal of tabular Quartz. Beautiful geometry.
$90.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6102
Locality: South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 3.00in
W: 1.75in
H: 0.30in
Weight: 0.00
Faden Quartz with intergrown crystal growth.
$40.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6202
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 8.00in
W: 4.50in
H: 2.50in
Weight: 0.00kg
The best Faden Quartz we have at the moment. This one has a small piece of Quartzite (country rock) at the base (shows on one side) and from there rises in a zig zag shape, an extreme example of healing across a widening fissure by a quartz crystal. Multiple display directions. More Photos on request. We can send you a copy of the Mineralogical Record Faden Quartz article.
$425.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6332
Locality: South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.00in
W: 2.50in
H: 2.00in
Weight: 0.00
Faden Quartz chain of tabular transparent crystals. Very fine.
$175.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 7425
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.00in
W: 1.50in
H: 1.25in
Weight: 0.00ct
Very aesthetic chain of interlocking crystals, excellent condition.
$135.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6268
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, Federally Administe
L: 4.00in
W: 2.00in
H: 1.50in
Weight: 0.00
The thread on this Faden Quartz created branches at various angles to the length. Beautiful formation.
$120.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 5993
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan,FATA, Pakistan
L: 6.50in
W: 4.00in
H: 3.00in
Weight: 0.00
Rare matrix specimen consisting of a remnant of quartzite broken into a fissure and lined with faden quartz. All the crystals are terminated. Even underneath there is a section of smaller crystals pointing down. Miraculous that this was recently mined in a strife ridden border area between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
$385.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 5989
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 8.00in
W: 4.50in
H: 3.00in
Weight: 0.00
Faden Quartz on thin plate of quartzite. Rare to find matrix Faden Quartz. Very brilliant crystals, excellent condition.
$425.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 5736
Locality: South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 5.00in
W: 2.00in
H: 2.00in
Weight: 0.00
Architecture lesson and geology lesson in one specimen. At bottom still has some base attached, then it follows a tortuous chain that even curves back at the end. Classic Faden Quartz. Faden means thread in German.
$175.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 7474
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 3.00in
W: 0.00in
H: 0.00in
Weight: 0.00ct
Floater formation of transparent Quartz brilliant crystals, 3 different threads or faden, the german workd for thread.
$85.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6273
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.00in
W: 2.25in
H: 2.00in
Weight: 0.00
Complete chain of intertwinned Faden Quartz going from one piece of quartzite to another, at each end. Textbook example of Faden Quartz. Infinite display directions.
$225.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 5926
Locality: South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 3.00in
W: 1.50in
H: 1.25in
Weight: 0.00
Complex Faden Quartz chain. Floater
$85.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 5962
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.00in
W: 2.00in
H: 2.00in
Weight: 0.00
Finned, complicated intergrowth of distorted quartz with base and small branch leading to a smaller faden growth, displays 360 degrees in rotation.
$265.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6012
Locality: South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.25in
W: 2.25in
H: 2.00in
Weight: 0.00
Study in Geology-Faden means thread in German. This specimen has several complete bridges across a vein where the Faden Quartz was repeatedly broken by earthquakes but healed itself to complete chains of quartz crystals attached to the previous ones. Perfect condition. Displays from many directions. Phots available on request. Museum quality.
$185.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 7455
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan,FATA, Pakistan
L: 3.00in
W: 3.00in
H: 2.00in
Weight: 0.00ct
Two shattered sections of quartzite joined by emanating Faden Quartz growths, very aesthetic and excellent geological example
$110.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6203
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 6.50in
W: 3.50in
H: 2.50in
Weight: 0.00
Large plate of Faden Quartz, brilliant complexes rising from contact where it broke from quartzite in a fissure. Bottom of plate is recrystallized with small quartzes. These j from 12,000 feet in the Himalayas, and were packed out by mules. Excellent condition.
$345.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 5964
L: 2.50in
W: 0.75in
H: 0.50in
Weight: 0.00
Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan Floater brilliant faden quartz resembling a shark. Complex architecture. Sets of 5 or ten assorted faden crystals, on black mat board. $50 and $100. Pictures available.
$45.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6011
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.00in
W: 1.75in
H: 1.50in
Weight: 0.00
Slab of brilliant deformed faden quartz crystals with sharp partition from country rock on bottom, all terminated.
$155.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6378
Locality: South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 3.00in
W: 2.50in
H: 1.25in
Weight: 0.00kg
Section of Faden Quartz vein. Aesthetic. Just a crazy formation.
$75.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 7433
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.00in
W: 1.00in
H: 0.50in
Weight: 0.00ct
Twisting and curved brilliant complex Faden Quartz. Floater.
$75.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6246
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 2.25in
W: 0.60in
H: 0.50in
Weight: 0.00
Nice miniature with complex form.
$45.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 7123
Locality: South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 3.00in
W: 1.00in
H: 1.00in
Weight: 0.00
Wild Faden Quartz.
$45.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 5966
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.00in
W: 1.00in
H: 0.33in
Weight: 0.00
Floater, curved repeating and dislocated and distorted quartz crystal connected by "thread" (in German, faden). Excellent specimen.
$255.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 7132
Locality: South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.70in
W: 2.00in
H: 1.00in
Weight: 0.00kg
Floater Faden Quartz with one chain with c axis perpendicular to one alongside. Excellent specimen.
$185.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 7480
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.25in
W: 0.75in
H: 0.60in
Weight: 0.00ct
Transparent flattened chain that twists along it's length nearly 90 degrees.  Rare and delicate.
$70.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6256
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 3.00in
W: 1.00in
H: 1.00in
Weight: 0.00
Amazing chain that makes a sharp angle to continue it's growth across a fissure. We can send you a copy of the Mineralogical Record article on Faden Quartz with any purchase of a Faden Quartz.
$95.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 7121
Locality: South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 2.00in
W: 0.00in
H: 0.00in
Weight: 0.00kg
Single Faden Quartz, transparent showing extreme distortion. 2"
$30.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 5974
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 3.00in
W: 1.10in
H: 0.25in
Weight: 0.00
Sharp diamond shaped floater crystal with brilliant faces. Very fine. Fool your friends who won't believe it is a quartz crystal :-)
$105.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6264
Locality: South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 5.00in
W: 1.75in
H: 0.50in
Weight: 0.00kg
Dramatic floater chain of connected Faden Quartz. Very fine quality. Classic.
$110.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 7423
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 5.25in
W: 1.50in
H: 1.00in
Weight: 0.00ct
Huge thread with multiple chains sharing the same axis, very dense with various angles of display.
$155.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6319
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 5.50in
W: 1.50in
H: 1.00in
Weight: 0.00
Curved branching Faden quartz, floater. We can send you the Mineralogical Record article on Faden Quartz, to understand the miracle of nature that these crystals are. Formed high in the Himalayas fissures forming underground during earthquakes, these crystals were stressed and/or broken repeatedly and grew across fissures, forming a bridge the widening gap filled with hot solutions. The c axis
$225.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6101
Locality: South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 3.25in
W: 1.25in
H: 1.00in
Weight: 0.00
Brilliant curved tabular Faden Quartz showing stress patterns. Floater.
$45.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 5964
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 2.50in
W: 0.75in
H: 0.50in
Weight: 0.00
Floater brilliant faden quartz resembling a shark. Complex architecture. Sets of 5 or ten assorted faden crystals, on black mat board. $50 and $100. Pictures available.
$45.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6282
Locality: South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 5.00in
W: 1.50in
H: 0.75in
Weight: 0.00kg
Floater, perfect condition.
$95.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6018
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 5.00in
W: 2.00in
H: 1.50in
Weight: 0.00ct
Floater mono crystal, brilliant, hardly recognizable as a Quartz crystal, this distorted Faden has several threads combining to form a large complex "thread."
$165.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6327
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.00in
W: 2.00in
H: 0.50in
Weight: 0.00
Huge window pane Faden Quartz, distorted tabular crystal. Floater. Rare and beautiful. From high up in the Himalayas after forming down deep during earthquakes. Faden article available.
$125.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6253
Locality: South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.25in
W: 1.50in
H: 1.00in
Weight: 0.00kg
2 chains of transparent Faden Quartz joined along length, excellent specimen. Choice.
$175.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 7125
Locality: South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.00in
W: 2.50in
H: 2.00in
Weight: 0.00
Wild and Crazy Faden Quartz. Excellent example of crowding of Quartz growth in Quartzites with Faden veins.
$95.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6183
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 6.00in
W: 4.00in
H: 2.00in
Weight: 0.00
Very fine plate of terminated faden quartz on very thin layer of quartzite. Geology textbook example.
$295.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6104
Locality: South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 3.25in
W: 2.25in
H: 1.00in
Weight: 0.00kg
Curved complex Faden Quartz, floater
$70.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 7121
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 2.00in
W: 0.60in
H: 0.25in
Weight: 0.00ct
Classic single crystal, floater, with diamond shape, brilliant and transparent.
$35.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6002
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan,FATA, Pakistan
L: 5.00in
W: 5.00in
H: 3.00in
Weight: 0.00
Very fine group of Faden Quartz, has two different sizes, all terminated. Very difficult to find these pieces intact in the fissures where they form. Contact us for information on the geologic formation of Faden Quartz.
$345.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6287
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.25in
W: 1.50in
H: 1.00in
Weight: 0.00
Rocket ship. Nice floater "
$135.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 7126
Locality: South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 2.00in
W: 0.00in
H: 0.00in
Weight: 0.00kg
Floater Faden Quartz with repetitive pattern. 2"
$25.00
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