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Quartz ("Faden") viewBack to THANKSGIVING WEEK FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION - end SATURDAY November 24th, 2018

Tole (Tui), Wana, South Waziristan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan
  • Starting Time:11/15/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:11/24/2018 06:30:38 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:6.7 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm

Description:Quartz is beloved for it thousands of habits found around the world. Some of the most distinctive Quartz specimens found in Alpine deposits are the attractive "Faden" crystal groups. This specimen shows the classic "Faden" (German word for string) form that are well known from this locality. The piece exhibits several "Fadens" that run through / across the length of the superb, sharp, highly lustrous, colorless, GEM/gemmy, parallel growth crystals creating this beautiful display specimen. More than worthwhile for any collector to add to their collection. The overall quality of the Quartz "Fadens" is very good, and nearly as lustrous and gemmy as any I've seen from this area. It would rival many superb true Alpine "Fadens" for size, quality and displayability. There are only a few contacted crystals, but most are undamaged. These Pakistani pieces seemed to have dried up in recent years, and I personally think they are highly underappreciated for what they are.

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