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Citrine — specimen 0116, photo © NMNHS
13.40 | 9.47 | 6.23 mm;
light greenish yellow; strong;
Probably irradiated rock crystal. Very clean specimen; good mixed cut style.
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’.
Gemmology — gemstones
National Museum of Natural History, Sofia
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