Quartz (faden); Balochistan, Pakistan - Alexandria Mineral Shop
Quartz (faden); Balochistan, Pakistan - Alexandria Mineral Shop
Quartz (faden); Balochistan, Pakistan - Alexandria Mineral Shop
Quartz (faden); Balochistan, Pakistan - Alexandria Mineral Shop
Quartz (faden); Balochistan, Pakistan - Alexandria Mineral Shop
Quartz (faden); Balochistan, Pakistan - Alexandria Mineral Shop
Quartz (faden); Balochistan, Pakistan - Alexandria Mineral Shop
Quartz (faden); Balochistan, Pakistan - Alexandria Mineral Shop
Quartz (faden); Balochistan, Pakistan - Alexandria Mineral Shop
Quartz (faden); Balochistan, Pakistan - Alexandria Mineral Shop

Quartz (faden); Balochistan, Pakistan

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Locality: Balochistan, Pakistan

Size: 70 mm x 46 mm x 25 mm (2.7 in. x 1.8 in. x 1 in.)

Weight: 53 g (1.9 oz.)

Cluster of faden quartz with clear, flattened —almost tabular—  crystals to 46 mm. The largest crystal has a contact area on the back (see hexagonal depression in last photo), where it grew in contact with another crystal. The term “faden quartz” refers to usually tabular quartz with a white growth “thread” running through the center. Faden quartz forms within gradually widening fissures in the host rock, where the crystals rupture and heal as the fissure grows wider (see https://www.mindat.org/min-46656.html.)

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