This is a “faden” quartz crystal cluster from South Waristan in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Faden quartz crystals are formed when quartz crystals grow in a vug or fissure from one side to another in the country rock. As the rock expands and moves from natural processes like earthquakes the crystals fracture and recrystallize creating hair or scar like “faden” patterns in the center of the crystals. The patterns are caused by the different growth rates of the crystals and by inclusions of gas and liquids. This piece consists of a vertical (as displayed) chain of terminated crystals that support a football shaped double terminated crystal. The base has a recrystallized surface and the faden has exceptional visibility. This piece measures 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 7/8 inches or 72 x 63 x 22 mm.