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Rough Citrine

Rough Citrine

Photo Credit:  Ra'ike

Citrine is a variety of quartz which when cut can pass as topaz.  Citrine crystals can be from light yellow to a deep brown as shown in the sample above.

 

The true beauty of citrine can be seen when it is cut into a gemstone.

Citrine Gemstone

Photo Credit:  Wela49, CC ASA 3.0

 

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