Quartz (faden)

West of Miram Shah, South Waziristan, NWFP, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 4.6 x 3.2 cm
Start Time: 04/28/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/05/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item 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 crystal group shows the classic "Faden" (German word for string) form that is well known from this area. The piece exhibits a few striking "Fadens" that run through the length of the fine, sharp, lustrous, colorless, gemmy crystals that create this beautiful group. The overall quality of the crystals on this specimen is good, with only minimal nicks. These Pakistani pieces seemed to have dried up in recent years, and I personally think they are highly underappreciated for what they are. Enjoy.

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