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Rough Fahden Quartz Mineral Specimen Collectable For Sale
You are offerding for a rough fahden Quartz specimen.
Location mineral found;Kalash Kafir Pakistan
Dimensions: 3.23 INS x 2.43 INS x 1.22 INS
Description: A cluster of unusually shaped Quartz crystals from the north western border area of Pakistan near Kalash Kafir. The larger crystals are complexly terminated and vary from clear to cloudy. Here are many little fahden quartz crystals alligned together to form an interesting specimen.As this item comes from near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border it is not surprising we don’t see much of this material these days.
A Faden crystal is a rare Quartz crystal in which the inclusion of one or more white thread-like fibrous line formations occurs. The Faden line is visible within the quartz structure because it is surrounded by either a fluid filled or gaseous chamber, or is possibly missing a molecule of oxygen. The fiber line is located usually at or in proximity to the center of the crystal, perpendicular to the termination of the crystal and may be linear and undeviating or curved/bent. In the growth and structure of Quartz, Faden Quartz is a rare anomaly; though it has been found in most of the Quartz mining regions of the world in very limited amounts. It seems to always take a tabular formation (flattened), and more often than not is double terminated and/or multiple terminated.
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Rough Fahden Quartz Mineral Specimen Collectable: $20