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Citrine — specimen 0568, photo © NMNHS
Citrine — specimen 0568, photo © NMNHS

Citrinespecimen 0568


South America
Citrine — specimen 0568, locality map

Weight: 8.50 ct; size: 18.21 | 10.12 | 7.40 mm; shape: cushion; colour: medium dark orange; strong; clarity: eye clean; cut: fair; treatment: heating.

Probably heated amethyst. Very clean specimen; mixed style cut.

Other specimens
Citrine — specimen 0065Citrine — specimen 0569Citrine — specimen 0413Citrine — specimen 0004Citrine — specimen 0367Citrine — specimen 0609Citrine — specimen 0184Citrine — specimen 0244Citrine — specimen 0375Citrine — specimen 0470Citrine — specimen 0712Citrine — specimen 0241Citrine — specimen 0116Citrine — specimen 0710Citrine — specimen 0114Citrine — specimen 0074Citrine — specimen 0207

More information from ‘Classification’

A yellow to yellow-orange or yellow-green variety of quartz. Natural citrine is very rare. Large quantities of amethyst, usually of lesser quality, are heated to turn it yellow or orange and sold as ‘citrine’.