Quartz ("Faden")

West of Miram Shah, South Waziristan, NWFP, Pakistan
Toenail, 3.6 x 3.3 x 1.0 cm
Start Time: 06/02/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/09/2011 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 exhibits the classic "Faden" (German word for string) form that is well known from this area. The piece exhibits a notable "Faden" that runs across the crystals, which are very sharp, lustrous and gemmy. You can display this piece from either side, and it would rival many superb true Alpine "Fadens" for quality and displayability. These 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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