Citrine is a yellow variety of the quartz family and is closely related to Amethyst.
Citrine is commonly found in Brazil, parts of the US, Britain, Spain, France, Africa, Madagascar and the Soviet Union
Chemical Formula: SiO2
Mohs Hardness: 7
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal Crystal System
Colors: Yellow, Brown, Orange
Citrine is closely related to Amethyst and Ametrine.
All three share the same chemical composition and are varieties of quartz but with different colors.
Naturally forming Citrine can be rare and harder to find than Amethyst.
In actual fact, Citrine can be created artificially by heating Amethyst and even Smoky Quartz.
Citrine - Scientific Description
May 02, 2018