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Citrine

 Citrine, Quantum Cut


Citrine is a member of the Quartz species. It is so named due to it's lemon yellow color. Colored by it's iron content, natural specimens are quite rare. Commercial Citrine these days are most likely heat treated Amethyst or Smoky Quartz. Mostly all of heat treated citrine has a slight reddish tint to them. Pale yellow generally denotes a natural stone.

Natural-colored citrine are mined from Madagascar, Brazil, Argentina, Burma, Namibia, Russia, Scotland, Spain and the United States.

Bi-Color Citrine
Bi-Color Citrine


STATS:
Color: Light to dark yellow, gold-brown
Mohs' Hardness Scale: 7
Density: 2.65
Transparency: Transparent


 

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