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Natural Citrine

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Citrine is a transparent, yellow macrocrystalline quartz variety. Natural citrine is very rare, in fact almost all the material offered on the market under that name is not natural citrine, but heat treated amethyst.

This  citrine comes from Minas Gerais, Brazil. The friendly trader told me it would actually be a "Brasilit" (German spelling), and very likely had been subject to some treatment. "Brazilite" is a synonym of baddeleyite, ZrO2, and "brasilianite" is NaAl3[(OH)2|PO4]2.
I couldn't find out anything more about "Brasilit" than it might possibly be a name for honey colored citrine. This specimen is not honey colored like what I saw on the few pictures on the Internet, but more lime colored. The honey colored material looked a bit like heated amethyst to me. The specimen shown here is almost certainly not a heated amethyst, because there is a small s-face on one of the crystals. So the only possibilities I could think of would be a moderately heated smoky quartz or an irradiated rock crystal. I've shown the specimen to an mineralogist and to an expert for jewelery, but both hadn't heard of an actual use of such treatments, and of course, there are no hints within the crystal itself that point to anything like moderate heating or irradiation. You can't tell just by looking at it, as you can with heat treated amethyst.


  •  Hand polished, 100% high quality crystal
  •  Naturally formed from natural amethyst ore, it has many uses and can be used for decoration and making raw materials for DIY jewelry.
  •  Every stone is unique, it is a natural stone naturally formed by nature, and it exudes charm all the time.
  • 1 pack of citrine blocks (100g).