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1.9" Faden Quartz and Brookite Association - Pakistan
This beautiful faden quartz crystal cluster contains liquid and gas scars throughout the entire specimen, leaving the quartz with thread like inclusions. The quartz is associated with several partial brookite crystals along the exterior and as inclusions within the crystal.
Faden quartz is typically found in mountainous regions, with Quetta and Northern Pakistan being the most well known deposits of these beautiful specimens. These quartz formations occurs between cracks in a host rock. The cracks in the rock expand with the crystals, occasionally causing ruptures within the crystal, from pressure. This causes the healing process to begin, giving rise to the branching off of parallel faden quartz crystals, which can be seen in the majority of our listed specimens.
Brookite is one of the five forms of titanium dioxide found in nature and forms almost always in association with another mineral, frequently with quartz. This small unique crystal is typically microscopic, though is known to grow larger in some locations. Pakistan tends to be the location where some of the most beautiful and vibrant brookite specimens come out of, for the crystals are a brown-orange translucent color, forming flat chip like projections out of matrix. In some rare cases, just the sim card-like crystals have been found intact, separated from a matrix on their own, these specimens are called "floaters".