Yellow to orange with modifying
Optic Character: DR
of Color: :
Cleavage : None
interference figure, color zoning, 2 and 3 phase inclusions,
liquid inclusions, negative
Brazil is the main source
SiO2 (Silicon Dioxide)
is a yellow or golden variety of quartz.
Most citrine available today is heat-treated amethyst.
When amethyst is heated to about 900 degrees Fahrenheit,
it alters to to a golden tone. Citrine has been credited
with curing urinary tract infections, jaundice and kidney
ailments. This is obviously a color association. I prefer
the chakra based interpretation that views citrine as uplifting,
bright, energizing and inspirational. It encourages the
flow of Chi and activates intuition.
May be confused with:
The Gemology Project: Citrine