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Citrine Crystal Point

 Citrine is a variety of Quartz which gets its color from the presence of iron. It is important to know that much of the citrine on the market today is actually heat-treated amethyst since it is rare to find gem-quality citrine in its natural color. It is still genuine Citrine, however, natural citrine is formed when Amethyst is heated by the earth as it was forming. The name appears to be taken from the French word “Citron” (lemon) referring to its color. The largest deposit is located in Brazil and is sometimes referred to as Brazilian Topaz. It is also found in Spain, France, and Madagascar.