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Faden Quartz


 

Faden Quartz starts as grains of quartz in a rock split by earthquakes, and become intricate and beautiful patterns trying to bridge an ever widening fissure deep in the earth.

These represent a very unique geologic phenomena that occurs when certain minerals (apatite, quartz, et al.) grow in a fault zone, as movement continues, here quartz deposition continues to add to a chain of quartz that has deformed and yet fully terminated and brilliant crystals that mend, knit, and augment the broken chain as the earth movements persist.

When uncovered by erosion and mining, these minerals are found in amazing chains, or floater singular compound crystals with nearly unrecognizable habit.


Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz crystals covering both sides of a shard of Quartzite matrix.   Matrix specimens from th..

$175.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Classic group of brilliant Faden Quartz crystals, very aesthetic...

$115.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Doubly-terminated Faden group with great form...

$45.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Three doubly-terminated, floater Quartz crystals joined in parallel composition.   Very aesthetic...

$50.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Very rare single thread Faden Quartz rising from base which was contacting a fracture in Quartzite c..

$60.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Complex Faden Quartz with intertwined "threads" sprouting crystals at unique angles  Infinite displa..

$110.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Lightning bolt shaped crystal, a floater (no attachment) with excellent clarity.  Hard to guess that..

$45.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Sharp cluster of brilliant Faden Quartz crystals. Click photo for additional view...

$35.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Aesthetic formation of Faden Quartz crystals with multiples gaps, attached to Quartzite matrix.  ..

$45.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Large, aesthetic chain of Faden Quartz crystals arranged in dramatic composition. Faden Quartz i..

$235.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Splinter of Quartzite from fault zone with Faden Quartz development, undamaged, showing actual envir..

$385.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Cluster of Faden Quartz crystals with interesting negative space...

$55.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Rocket ship. Nice floater "..

$135.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Aesthetic Faden Quartz specimen with multiple chains of crystals, in cohesive composition.   ..

$95.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Large, upright formation of Faden Quartz crystals in multiple chains.   One of our largest specimens..

$425.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Aesthetic chain of well-formed Faden Quartz crystals, crystallized on all sides with unusual curved ..

$175.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Incredible specimen of Faden Quartz with multiple chains of crystals conjoined in aesthetic composit..

$175.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Sculptural formation of Faden Quartz on matrix, with its shape resembling a dinosaur or Loch Ness mo..

$35.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Excellent Faden Quartz miniature, consisting of a single tabular crystal perched on a cluster of pri..

$30.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Numerous Faden Quartz crystals perched atop a shard of Quartzite.   Classic geological specimen. ..

$125.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Beautiful chain of well-formed, brilliant Faden Quartz crystals in aesthetic composition.   Excellen..

$175.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Beautifully crystallized Faden Quartz, in aesthetic shape reminescent of a seahorse.   DW..

$125.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

well-formed, brilliant Faden Quartz in beautiful chain-like formation.   Classic.   DW..

$145.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Beautifully formed Faden Quartz with aesthetic and balanced composition, crystallized in all directi..

$40.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

A very wicked cluster of parallel chains, a floater, seemingly no point of attachment.  This textboo..

$80.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

2 chains of transparent Faden Quartz joined along length, excellent specimen. Choice...

$175.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Finned, complicated intergrowth of distorted quartz with base and small branch leading to a smaller ..

$265.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Very thin plate of Quartzite with Fadens growing from surface.   Excellent example of Faden geology...

$135.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz formation resembling a Salamander. Displays from any angle. Doubly terminated...

$185.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Floater brilliant faden quartz resembling a shark. Complex architecture. Sets of 5 or ten assorted f..

$45.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Aesthetic formation of brilliant faden Quartz floating on thin wavy piece of quartz covered with sma..

$95.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Large plate of Faden Quartz, brilliant complexes rising from contact where it broke from quartzite i..

$345.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Nice miniature with complex form...

$45.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Amazing chain that makes a sharp angle to continue it's growth across a fissure. We can send you a ..

$95.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Very nice tree-like form, floater..

$40.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Very fine group of Faden Quartz, has two different sizes, all terminated. Very difficult to find th..

$345.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Transparent flattened crystal on small piece of quartzite at base. Very nice...

$75.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Resembles a cut crystal but is two very transparent fadens joined. Architectural...

$45.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Rare matrix specimen consisting of a remnant of quartzite broken into a fissure and lined with faden..

$385.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Brilliant curved tabular Faden Quartz showing stress patterns. Floater...

$45.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Beautiful transparent Faden Quartz, finest quality with curved faces. AAA quality...

$105.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Architecture lesson and geology lesson in one specimen. At bottom still has some base attached, then..

$175.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Study in Geology-Faden means thread in German. This specimen has several complete bridges across a v..

$185.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Curved complex Faden Quartz, floater..

$70.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Saw-like crystal of tabular Quartz. Beautiful geometry...

$90.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Brilliant Faden Quartz specimen with parallel chains of crystals oriented at different angles to the..

$95.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

One bladed crystal aligned with a larger blocky faden, with "spike" emerging from top, all with bril..

$110.00
Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz

Complex group of Faden Quartz crystals in aesthetic composition...

$65.00
Faden Quartz with Brookite

Faden Quartz with Brookite

Incredibly complex Faden Quartz with parallel "knitted" chains showing various patterns, brilliant a..

$85.00
Faden Quartz with Brookite

Faden Quartz with Brookite

Beautiful cluster of well-formed Faden Quartz with brilliant Brookite crystals (up to 1inch).   Rare..

$325.00
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