David K. Joyce

Quartz, var. Faden

6.0x3.8x2.6 cm
Dara Ismael Khan District
S. Waziristan

Quartz, var. FadenQuartz, var. Faden

Item number: 29637

RTD Here is an excellent example of a "faden" growth of quartz. It is a certain style of growth, often seen in alpine cleft occurrences where the quartz crystals formed after relatively rapid changes to the cavity opening shape, during mountain building. You can see the faden "string" across the center of the crystal cluster. Crystallized on all sides.