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Quartz -Fadden
stock #18-AX-25-029
Waziristan Ophiolite, North Waziristan
FATA Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
6 x 3.8 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $350
Spring 2019

Sharp, gem clear and in perfect condition, a fine distorted Quartz cluster showing a distinct faden line or string inclusion. This is a cluster of three main Quartz prisms, each of which has a different habit, yet all have faden strings. The main prism is nicely perched and is the focal point, displays well from any angle and has an unusual tabular form. In excellent condition there are no chips or bruises visible by naked eye, 20X magnification inspection finds only incredibly small rough spots, this is essentially perfect. This find in Waziristan was big news in the mineral world, superb, world class and prolific. The large quantities found have kept the cost of a fine piece very reasonable. This specimen is far better than average, better in person.
Fadden Quartz -Tabular crystal
stock #18.1-AX-015
Waziristan Ophiolite, North Waziristan
FATA Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
4.8 x 3.9 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $180
Spring update

A perfectly transparent, sharp glassy flattened Quartz with a well defined Fadden (string) included in the middle. Choice piece from the best of the Waziristan finds. No damage, crystallized all around and a perfect textbook example of this odd, flattened morphology.
Quartz- Tabular Faden habit
stock # 18.1-AL-25-030
Waziristan Ophiolite, North Waziristan
FATA Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
5.3 x 2.4 x .4 CM (cabinet)
price: $150
Spring update

A perfect "floater" that is crystallized all around and is remarkable, in perfect undamaged condition. From the finds in 2014 in Waziristan that produced some of the best Fadens ever found. This is a textbook example, fully transparent with bright luster and sharp edges. The Faden or string inside is distinct, bright and clear see from any angle. We have seen and handled many from these finds, undamaged floaters with such sharp details were very few.
Quartz Faden form, complex chain growth
stock #A-25-033
Waziristan Ophiolite, North Waziristan
FATA Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
8.8 x 2.4 x 1.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $430
Pre Holiday 2017

A very fine example from the 2014-1515 find in Waziristan that produced many good to superb Fadens. In perfect undamaged condition, this shows the internal white thread perfectly and the flattened prisms in a chain are lustrous and super clear. Far better in person. Much like a modern sculpture this is the habit that was the most desirable when the find was made, and this specimen is far above average. Now recognized as a world class discovery the source seems to be exhausted and fine pieces like this are getting scarce.
Apatite (Fluorapatite) with Byssolite inclusions
stock #17.1-683
Ganadao (Gandahab) Mohmand Agency
FATA Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
4 x 2.7 x 1.2 CM (miniature)
price: $600
Pre Holiday 2017

A complete, sharp transparent alpine style Apatite prism loaded with Byssolite needles that give the transparent colorless crystal a deep green hue. Very similar in form and look to Austrian and other European cleft Apatite. There is no damage and the whole is a floater with no point of attachment. Some of the edges show very complex multi faced crystallization and a few conjoined smaller crystals.
Spessartine on Quartz
stock #A7-055-623
Waziristan Ophiolite, North Waziristan
FATA Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
2.8 x 1.9 CM (thumbnail)
price: $125
Spring 2014

An especially bright, lustrous garnet sits on a small hill of quartz, tourmaline and feldspar. Bright red color with complex faces, this is an attractive and affordable gem crystal. The main garnet has some adhering quartz contacts but is otherwise in fine condition
Fadden Quartz
stock #12.1-082
Waziristan Ophiolite, North Waziristan
FATA Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
13.6 x 6.5 (cabinet)
price: $290
Spring 2013

Sharp fadden quartz with large single crystal rising out of a "haystack" base of quartz. Few specimens of this size are undamaged. This is in perfect condition and display well from any side.
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