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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: 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: 8842
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan,FATA, Pakistan
L: 3.00in
W: 1.50in
H: 1.50in
Weight: 0.00ct
Brilliant Faden Quartz specimen with parallel chains of crystals oriented at different angles to the length.  Very aesthetic. Study in geometry.
$95.00
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: 1658
Locality: Dara Ismael, Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 3.00in
W: 2.25in
H: 1.50in
Weight: 0.00ct
Brilliant transparent tabular quartzes rising from thin Quartz lining that was on the fracture of a Quartzite vein caused by earthquakes.  Ask us to send our flyer on Faden Quartz.  This is a  textbook example of classic Geology while being very aesthetic.  click on photo to see larger views.
$55.00
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: 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 word for thread.
$85.00
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: 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: 7457
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 3.20in
W: 1.20in
H: 1.00in
Weight: 0.00ct
Classic specimen of parallel threads, each sprouting brilliant crystals at different angles along length.  Perfect condition, AAA  Ask us to send you our informaion sheet on Faden Quartz. Click on photo to enlarge.
$65.00
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: 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: 9444
Locality: South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 3.00in
W: 1.00in
H: 0.50in
Weight: 0.00g
Fantastic string-like formation of sharp Faden Quartz crystals.
$65.00
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 1659
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan,FATA, Pakistan
L: 3.50in
W: 1.25in
H: 1.00in
Weight: 0.00ct
Two very interesting chains of growth on this Faden.  Faden means thread in German.  A Faden Quartz grows between two walls of a fissure cause by an tremor in a  developing mountain range.  With each quake the Quartz reacts with a healing segment to complete the bridge between the two walls.  Here there is a very thin curving  harpoon-like chain barely connected to
$90.00
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: 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: 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: 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: 7426
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan,FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.25in
W: 2.00in
H: 2.00in
Weight: 0.00ct
Extremely complicated parallel  faden chains with curvature.  Extreme example of "faden" in Quartz.  Faden is "thread" in German.
$120.00
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: 7251
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 3.25in
W: 1.00in
H: 0.75in
Weight: 44.00g
Distorted, doubly-terminated Faden Quartz crystal with minimal contact zones.
$40.00
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: 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: 7456
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan,FATA, Pakistan
L: 6.00in
W: 3.50in
H: 2.50in
Weight: 0.00ct
Very fine Faden Quartz with chain that has several orientations of large clear crystals perpendicular to the length of the specimen.  One of our finest Faden Quartzes.
$265.00
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: 6259
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 4.00in
W: 1.50in
H: 1.00in
Weight: 34.00g
Outstanding formation of Faden Quartz crystals in dramatic "spire" composition, on matrix with smaller, terminated crystals near base.   Very aesthetic.
$135.00
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: 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
Faden Quartz
Item: 9385
Locality: Dara Ismael, Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 3.00in
W: 2.00in
H: 1.50in
Weight: 0.00ct
Very choice group of Fadens, with one very tranparent geometric tabular crystal with a "stairway" shaped crystal a smaller chain on the side.
$175.00
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: 1661
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan,FATA, Pakistan
L: 2.30in
W: 1.80in
H: 1.00in
Weight: 0.00ct
Group of brilliant Quartz xls. detached from country rock that produced these quartz by growth after earthquake activity.  With each event the crystals added to chain growth to bridge a fracture in Quartzite.  The Himalayas are undergoing uplift to this day, and small earthquakes occur regularly.  The rock responds by forming Faden Quartz, Faden is German for "thread.  Click
$35.00
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 (the seahorse)
Item: 8695
Locality: Dara Ismael, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 2.00in
W: 1.00in
H: 0.60in
Weight: 0.00ct
A seahorse turned to Quartz.  Faden Quartz with shape resembling a seahorse.
$45.00
Faden Quartz Collection
Item: 1679
Locality: Dara Ismael Khan District, South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
L: 2.25in
W: 0.00in
H: 3.00in
Weight: 0.00ct
16 choice Faden Quartz, a few are multi crystals.  All are floaters, ie, no visible breaks from surrounding rock.  Collection has nearly all of the most common patterns in Faden Quartz, we have a flyer we can email. It explains how Faden Quartz forms.  Sizes here are up to 3 inches..
$160.00
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