1.9" Faden Quartz Cluster with Brookite Inclusion - Pakistan

This beautiful faden quartz crystal cluster contains liquid and gas scars throughout the entire specimen, leaving the quartz with thread like inclusions. There is a small black-brown inclusion near the top of what could be considered the "middle" quartz crystal. The small inclusions are brookite crystals.

Faden quartz is typically found in mountainous regions. Quetta and Northern Pakistan produce 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 of parallel faden quartz crystals 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, but has been found with larger crystals in some locations. Some of the most beautiful and vibrant brookite specimens come out of Pakistan: it often produces crystals of a brown-orange translucent color, forming flat, computer 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".
Faden Quartz & Brookite
1.9 x 1.2"