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From recent shocking new citrines years ago specimens sharp twinning
Mans, Luapula Prov., Zambia
Small Cabinet, 8.7 x 6.1 x 1.8 cm
From a recent, shocking find of new citrines a few years ago, only a few specimens had such sharp twinning - and seem to be the first known citrine japan-law twins. This one is lustrous and transparent with a lovely golden color. The Japan-law-twin of quartz exhibits the typical flattened habit as you see here, with a join angle of just under 90 degrees. Contacts at the terminations detract slight... Read more
Natural citrine crystals quite rare nature citrine available market
Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil (2006 find)
Cabinet, 12.6 x 8.6 x 6.8 cm
Natural citrine crystals are quite rare in nature, and most citrine available on the market is irradiated to produce the color, a ruddy orange. This amber color is natural, though. This specimen of citrine quartz has many things going for it. To start, this citrine is totally facetable! Next, it exhibits hoppered growth at the termination in the form of a thin overhanging secondary growth atop the... Read more
You probably familiar bright orange red plates orpiment locality
El' Brusskiy (Elbrusskiy) Mine, Northern Caucasus Region, Russia
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 5.0 x 2.0 cm
You are probably familiar with the bright orange-red plates of orpiment from this locality (there is one in this update). But you probably have not seen specimens from this tiny find, a pocket of GEM Baryte in association with the orpiment! Not many specimens at all came out, and over 90% of them were damaged, partial crystals. This is by far the largest crystal we have seen from the find (mid-200... Read more
Unusual county sharp gemmy transparent smoky quartz Note color rich
Audrey Lynn Claim, Riverside Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 8.7 x 5.9 x 4.9 cm
Unusual for the county, a very sharp, very gemmy, transparent smoky quartz. Note the color is very rich, almost citrine.
Often times encounters Citrine gems market heated turn yellow
Gems and Jewelry, 28.94 x 18.99 mm; 31.86 carats
Often times, one encounters Citrine gems on the market that were heated to turn them yellow. Typically these stones start out as natural Amethyst and are altered to create the yellow color. This stone is more than likely a heated gem that was once Amethyst. With that said, this stone is very good size, with great color saturation and unique cutting. It is virtually eye clean with a "Modified Marqu... Read more