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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: 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: 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: 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: a687
Locality: Dara Ismael, Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 6.50in
W: 3.50in
H: 3.50in
Weight: 0.00g
Large, aesthetic chain of Faden Quartz crystals arranged in dramatic composition. Faden Quartz is extremely difficult to photograph. Click link for video : https://www.instagram.com/p/CNvN0vmBoxx/?igshid=l71y9ugjmdc9
$235.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6339
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 2.00in
W: 1.00in
H: 0.30in
Weight: 0.00
Very nice tree-like form, floater
$40.00
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: 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: a696
Locality: Dara Ismael, Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 9.50in
W: 4.50in
H: 2.50in
Weight: 0.00g
Splinter of Quartzite from fault zone with Faden Quartz development, undamaged, showing actual environment for Faden Quartz.   Very rare piece. Click photo for additional views.
$385.00
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: 6010
Locality: Dara Ismael, Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.75in
W: 2.50in
H: 1.20in
Weight: 0.00ct
One bladed crystal aligned with a larger blocky faden, with "spike" emerging from top, all with brilliant luster.
$110.00
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. Click link for vi
$425.00
Faden Quartz
Item: a695
Locality: Dara Ismael, Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 9.00in
W: 5.00in
H: 2.50in
Weight: 0.00g
Fantstic specimen of Faden Quartz completely crystallized around a splinter of Quartzite.   Very aesthetic, rare specimen.
$425.00
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: 9851
Locality: Dar-I-Ismael, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.00in
W: 2.25in
H: 0.90in
Weight: 0.00ct
A very wicked cluster of parallel chains, a floater, seemingly no point of attachment.  This textbook example of life in a fault zone for Quartz breaking and healing repetedly while a fissure in the earth shifts with each tectonic event.  Click on view of backside of cluster.  Not one ding on any of the crystals.  Mesmerizing.
$80.00
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: a830
Locality: Dara Ismael, Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 2.75in
W: 1.50in
H: 1.00in
Weight: 0.00g
Cluster of Faden Quartz crystals with interesting negative space.
$55.00
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: a677
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan,FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.00in
W: 3.00in
H: 1.50in
Weight: 0.00g
Aesthetic formation of Faden Quartz crystals with multiples gaps, attached to Quartzite matrix.  
$40.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6011
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.00in
W: 1.75in
H: 1.50in
Weight: 0.00kg
Very thin plate of Quartzite with Fadens growing from surface.   Excellent example of Faden geology.   Rare.
$135.00
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: 6278
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.25in
W: 1.75in
H: 0.75in
Weight: 74.00g
Doubly-terminated Faden group with great form.
$45.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 5714
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.50in
W: 1.50in
H: 1.00in
Weight: 0.00
Faden Quartz formation resembling a Salamander. Displays from any angle. Doubly terminated.
$185.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6370
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.00in
W: 2.00in
H: 1.50in
Weight: 97.00g
Complex group of Faden Quartz crystals in aesthetic composition.
$65.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6242
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 3.00in
W: 2.00in
H: 1.00in
Weight: 35.00g
Three doubly-terminated, floater Quartz crystals joined in parallel composition.   Very aesthetic.
$50.00
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: 6289
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 5.00mm
W: 2.00mm
H: 1.25mm
Weight: 129.00g
Classic group of brilliant Faden Quartz crystals, very aesthetic.
$115.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6085
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.00in
W: 1.00in
H: 0.70in
Weight: 0.00ct
Very rare single thread Faden Quartz rising from base which was contacting a fracture in Quartzite created by an earthquake.  Subsequent tectonic activity widened the fissure and quartz attempted to bridge the gap, at one point the gap was too wide to make a bridge.  Ask us to send you our Faden Quartz information sheet.
$60.00
Faden Quartz
Item: 6030
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, Federally Administe
L: 4.00in
W: 2.00in
H: 1.50in
Weight: 0.00kg
Aesthetic formation of brilliant faden Quartz floating on thin wavy piece of quartz covered with small quartz crystals on all sides. Very fine.
$95.00
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: 5931
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.50in
W: 1.30in
H: 1.00in
Weight: 0.00ct
Complex Faden Quartz with intertwined "threads" sprouting crystals at unique angles  Infinite display directions. Classic with good size.  Click to enlarge. Ask for our Faden Quartz explanation sheet.
$110.00
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: 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: 9937
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan,FATA, Pakistan
L: 2.75in
W: 0.00in
H: 0.50in
Weight: 0.00ct
Lightning bolt shaped crystal, a floater (no attachment) with excellent clarity.  Hard to guess that this is a quartz crystal.
$45.00
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: 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: a248
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 1.50in
W: 1.25in
H: 0.50in
Weight: 0.00g
Sharp cluster of brilliant Faden Quartz crystals. Click photo for additional view.
$35.00
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