Citrine
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Citrine is a variety of quartz whose color ranges from a pale yellow to brown.
Natural citrines are rare; most commercial citrines are heat-treated amethyst.
Citrine contains traces of Fe3+ and is rarely found naturally. The name is
derived from Latin citrina which means "yellow". Citrine crystals can form
together with amethyst or smoky quartz to form a bi-colored quartz called
ametrine.

Natural citrine is pale yellow to pale orange, much lighter than the heat-treated
material which is dark orange-brown to reddish-brown. All of the heat-treated
material has a red tint, while natural citrine does not. Some amethyst deposits
have been found where the amethyst was changed naturally by high
temperatures to brown citrine.

Most citrine comes from Brazil, but almost all of the Brazilian material is
heat-treated amethyst. Natural citrine can also be found in the Ural Mountains of
Russia, in Dauphine, France, and in Madagascar. In Europe, the boom on these
yellow to reddish crystal quartzes didn't begin until, in the 1930s, when agate
cutters from Idar-Oberstein sent large quantities of citrine back home, along with
amethyst and agate, from Brazil and Uruguay. The inexpensive low grade
amethyst is heated at high temperatures to produce the popular orange, reddish
and sherry colored citrine. Darker colors are considered more valuable,
including the medium golden orange and dark sherry-colors.

information from:
The Mineral Gallery http://mineral.galleries.com/
The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom http://www.minerals.net/
International Colored Gemstone Association http://gemstone.org/
Item# OSCB03139810
Old Stock Small Cabinet Citrine
Crystal Cluster from Brazil

$45.00
This specimen is from our personal collection. This piece was obtained from a
rock shop in Deming New Mexico in the early 1970's. Deep layered Orange
Crystals..a classic specimen!

This specimen measures 1.8 x 1.2 x 1.4" (46 x 31 x 36mm) and weighs
1.4oz (40g)
Item # 1CITR05167302
Natural Citrine Plate from
Brazil

$59.00
Here's an excellent Large display plate of natural Citrine we procured from a
Brazilian Crystals and Gems dealer at the May 2016 Franklin, NC Show. We
were one of the first customers on the first day and were able to hand select
the best specimens he had. This plate has many beautiful citrine crystals on
a quartz plate...a very special citrine! Classic Deep Clear Orangish crystal
points! ...a beautiful display piece!

This specimen weighs 20 oz or 1.25 lbs (569g)
and measures 4.9 x 3.3 x 1.5 inches (12.5 x 8.5 x 3.9 cm)
Item # 2CITR05164680
Natural Citrine Plate from
Brazil

$34.00
Here's a smaller display plate of natural Citrine we procured from a Brazilian Crystals and Gems dealer
at the May 2016 Franklin, NC Show. We were one of the first customers on the first day and were able
to hand select the best specimens he had. We were told that this plate was originally being made into a
cathedral that was dropped and broke into smaller pieces. This plate has a cement-like back coating
has many beautiful citrine crystals on a quartz plate...a very special citrine!

This specimen weighs 8.5 oz or 0.53 lbs (242g)
and measures 2.8 x 2.1 x 1.9 inches (7.1 x 5.4 x 4.9 cm)
Item # 1CITR05170090
Natural Citrine Plate from
Brazil

$4
6.00
Here's an excellent Large display plate of natural Citrine we procured from a
Brazilian Crystals and Gems dealer at the May 201
7 Franklin, NC Show. We
were one of the first customers on the first day and were able to hand select
the best specimens he had. This plate has many beautiful citrine crystals on
a quartz plate...a very special citrine! Classic Deep Clear Orangish crystal
points! ...a beautiful display piece!

This specimen weighs 18.1 oz or 1.13 lbs (514g)
and measures 4
.4 x 2.8 x 1.9 inches (11.3 x 7.2 x 4.9cm)
Item # 2CITR05170063
Natural Citrine Geode
Specimen
from Brazil

$1
19.00
Here's a rare natural polished face Citrine Geode we procured from a Brazilian Crystals and Gems dealer at the
May 201
7 Franklin, NC Show. We were one of the first customers on the first day and were able to hand select from
the best specimens he had. This piece is cut flat on the bottom so it stands and makes a beautiful display
specimen
...a very special citrine!

This specimen weighs 37.8 oz or 2.36 lbs (1073g) and measures 5.3 x 4.2 x 2.6 inches (13.5 x 10.7 x 6.6 cm)