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DescriptionCitrine is the yellow orange variety of quartz (SiO2). It is rare in nature but can often be obtained by heating the purple variaty of quartz, amethyst. Quartz, one of the most abundant minerals on Earth, is found in nearly every geological environment, and has many different varieties. Varieties include citrine, amethyst, rose quartz, milky quartz, smoky quartz and others.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2001-04-09.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection.
Key wordsquartz, silicate, amethyst, citrine
Tech details456 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number310