Faden quartz is a descriptive term for a usually tabular group of quartz crystals with a white thread-like or string-like zone running through the interior. The term faden is a German word for "thread". They are found in the Alpine region of Europe, Pakistan, Russia and Arkansas.They are found in areas of low grade metamorphism in which cavities in the rock are growing. When these zones grow, the quartz crystals in them are broken (repeatedly), and the healing and regrowth incorporates fluid and gaseous inclusions ( the white threads). The edges of the crystals grow faster and incorporate the liquid inclusions in the center of the crystals.Read more at http://www.geologyin.com/2018/05/what-is-faden-quartz-and-how-does-it.html#Bvbsmjw5Od1rBgiz.99 QuartzQuartz is the purest form of SiO2, which exhibits a Trigonal structure and has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.Quatz is known as the master crystal as it is so useful in so many ways. Quartz has a simplicity which can work both at surface and at very deep levels. Clear quartz brings clarity and inspiration. Quartz activates all chakras when placed upon them, it also clears and energises thses chakras. Quartz is a natural amplifier which can enhance the energy and characteristics of any of the crystals or minerals that it works with.Quartz has often been termed the all singing all dancing crystal, as it can be energeticallyprogrammed to do all manner of jobs, including distance healing.When choosing a quartz, the clearer the crystal the faster the energy, and the clearer the energy. When working with points then be sure to choose a crystal with a good definite point. Milky quartzes are also wonderful to work with but they have a much gentler and calmer energy. Quartz naturally supports the etheric bodies and enhances the communication between the etheric and physical aspects.