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Citrine

System:TrigonalColour:Yellow - Orange
Lustre:VitreousHardness:7
Name:From citrina (color as yellow as citron). Georgius Agricola (1546) "De Natura Fossilium" (Book VI) Dover reprint Mark Chance Bandy & Jean A. Bandy translation Dover Publications p. 120
A variety of Quartz

A yellow-orange variety of Quartz. [Dana, 1892, 187 - "Syst.Min. 6th Ed"]

Classification of Citrine

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Physical Properties of Citrine

Lustre:Vitreous
Colour:Yellow - Orange
Hardness (Mohs):7

Crystallography of Citrine

Crystal System:Trigonal

Other Names for Citrine

Synonyms:
Bohemian TopazCitronGolden TopazKundalini Quartz
Other Languages:
Basque:Zitrino
Bulgarian:Цитрин
Dutch:Citrien
Finnish:Sitriini
French:Citrine
German:Citrin
Goldtopas
Hebrew:סיטרין
Hungarian:Citrin
Latvian:Citrīns
Lithuanian:Citrinas
Polish:Cytryn
Portuguese:Citrino
Romanian:Citrin
Russian:Цитрин
Slovak:Citrín
Spanish:Cuarzo citrino
Swedish:Citrin
Turkish:Sitrin

Other Information

Health Warning:Citrine is a variety of quartz which is usually quite harmless unless broken or powdered. Broken crystals and masses may have razor-sharp edges that can easily cut skin and flesh. Handle with care. Do not grind dry since long-term exposure to finely ground powder may lead to silicosis.

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    Localities for Citrine

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Argentina
     
    • Catamarca
      • Belen Department
    http://www.papachacraminerals.com.ar/english/aboutpap.htm.
    • Misiones
    Australia
     
    • New South Wales
      • Clive Co.
        • Torrington
    Personal collection
      • Drake Co.
        • Drake
    P.Gundersen (personal communication)
    • Northern Territory
      • Harts Ranges (Hartz Ranges)
    NT MInes + personal collecting
    NT Mines + personal collecting
    • Queensland
      • Cairns
        • Mt Surprise
    http://www.nrm.qld.gov.au/mines/fossicking/pdf/obriens_creek.pdf
    • South Australia
      • Mt Lofty Ranges
        • South Mt Lofty Ranges
          • Echunga
    Paul Stahl collection
    Austria
     
    • Carinthia
      • Hohe Tauern Mts
        • Goldberg group
          • Große Fleiß valley
    G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
          • Innerfragant
    G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
          • Kleine Fleiß valley
    G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
    G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
            • Zirmsee area
    R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
        • Hafner group
          • Lanisch
    G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens (1995)
    • Lower Austria
      • Waldviertel
    R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
        • Waidhofen an der Thaya
          • Dobersberg
    R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
    • Salzburg
      • Hohe Tauern Mts
        • Gastein valley
          • Siglitz - Bockhart area
            • Siglitz - Bockhart gold mining District
    A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs, 1989
        • Rauris valley
          • Hüttwinkl valley
            • Alteck Mt. - Hoher Sonnblick Mt. area
              • Hoher Sonnblick Mt.
    R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
    • Styria
      • Graz
        • Wildon
          • Weitendorf
    H. Meixner: Carinthia II 143./63.:96-97 (1953)
    Bolivia
     
    • Santa Cruz Department
      • Sandoval Province
        • La Gaiba District
    No reference listed
    Brazil
     
    • South Region
      • Rio Grande do Sul
    • Southeast Region
      • Minas Gerais
        • Doce valley
          • Conselheiro Pena
    Mineralogical Record (2009) 40:273-292
          • Galiléia
            • Laranjeiras
    [MinRec 21:411]
        • Jequitinhonha valley
          • Diamantina
    Rafael Corrêa-Silva
    Canada
     
    • Ontario
      • Thunder Bay District
        • Pearl Station
    Ontario Gem Company
    www.alpinegems.net
    China
     
    • Guangdong Province
      • Shaoguan Prefecture
        • Lechang Co.
    Joe Freilich specimen
    Czech Republic
     
    • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
      • Central Bohemia Region
        • Čáslav (Tschaslau)
    Novák, J.: Výskyt rutilu západně od Golčova Jeníkova. Věstník ÚÚG, 1959, roč. XXXIV, s. 409 - 415.
      • Karlovy Vary Region
        • Lázně Kynžvart (Bad Königswart)
    Černý, P., Veselovský, F.: Pegmatit Bílý kámen (Weisser Stein) u Kynžvartu. Minerál, 2000, roč. 8, č. 1, s. 10-16.
      • Liberec Region
        • Jizerské Mts (Iser Mts)
    geological prospecting, 2008 - 2009, Czech geological Organization
        • Liberec
    Fengl, M.: Mineralogie těžených fluoritových ložisek (1.). Minerál, 1998, 6, 2, 243–252.
        • Lomnice nad Popelkou (Lomnitz an der Popelka)
    Pauliš, P.: Nejzajímavější mineralogická naleziště Čech II. Kutná Hora: Kuttna, 2003, s. 49-50.
      • South Bohemia Region
        • Písek
    Historic mineral collection National museum of Czech Republic
    • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
      • Vysočina Region
        • Žďár nad Sázavou
    V. Mátl: Lokalita Česká mez u Žďáru n. Sázavou, Minerál,1995,roč.1,č.1,
    Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
     
    • Katanga (Shaba)
      • Katanga Copper Crescent
        • Southern area
    Safaa Yu collection
    Germany
     
    • Bavaria
      • Franconia
        • Fichtelgebirge
          • Wunsiedel
            • Göpfersgrün
    F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd. ed. (1984), pp. 49-59
        • Franconian Forest
          • Kronach
    Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
    • Hesse
      • Taunus Mts
        • Weilmünster
          • Phillipstein
    S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
    • North Rhine-Westphalia
      • Sauerland
    various added photos
        • Hagen
          • Hohenlimburg
            • Oege
    S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
    • Rhineland-Palatinate
      • Hunsrück Mts
        • Stromberg
    S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
    • Saxony
      • Erzgebirge
    Lapis 30(7/8):78-80 (2005)
      • Vogtland
        • Tannenbergsthal
    Tröger, S. (2008): Der Bergbau um Gottesberg im Sächsischen Erzgebirge. Lapis 33 (2), 22-27; 50.
    Greece
     
    • Thraki (Thrace; Thracia) Department
      • Évros Prefecture
    Christos Spiromitros - Chris Spiromitros collection
    Hungary
     
    • Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Co.
      • Zempléni Mts.
        • Telkibánya
    Szakáll & Weiszburg: Telkibánya
    Szakáll & Weiszburg: Topographia Mineralogica Hungariae II.
    Szakáll-Gatter: Hungarian Mineral Species, 1996
    • Heves Co.
      • Mátra Mts.
        • Gyöngyösoroszi
    Koch: Minerals of Hungary, 1985
    Iceland
     
    • Hvalfjordur
    Weisenberger, Tobias & Rune S. Selbekk, Multi-stage zeolite facies mineralization in the Hvalfjördur area, Iceland.
    India
     
    • Andhra Pradesh
    http://minerals.gps.caltech.edu/AMETRINE/Index.htm.
    Madagascar
     
    • Antananarivo Province
      • Analamanga Region
        • Ankazobe Pegmatite Field
    Pezzotta, F.(1999): Madagaskar. Das Paradies der Mineralien und Edelsteine. ExtraLapis nr 17, p. 44 (in german, short notice)
      • Vakinankaratra Region
        • Betafo District
          • Anjoman-dRamartinina Commune
    Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871
    Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871
    • Fianarantsoa Province
      • Amoron'i Mania Region
        • Ampandramaika-Malakialina Pegmatite Field
          • Ambatofinandrahana District
            • Mandrosonoro area
              • Ambatovita
      • Atsimo-Atsinanana Region
    Pezzotta, F. (1999): Madagaskar. Ein Paradies voll mit Mineralien und Edelsteine. ExtraLAPIS No 17 (german edition), p.64-65
    Mexico
     
    • San Luis Potosí
      • Mun. de Charcas
        • Charcas
    www.matsminerals.com/html/mexico_sl1.html.
    Panczner (1987): 177.
    Mozambique
     
    • Zambezia Province
      • Gité
    Namibia
     
    • Otjozondjupa Region
      • Otjiwarongo District
    various added photos
    Norway
     
    • Aust-Agder
      • Evje og Hornnes
        • Landsverk
    • Buskerud
    in personal collection - Bill Morgenstern
    Nordrum, F.S. & Larsen, A.O.(1999): Einige neue Mineralfunde aus dem Gebiet Drammen-Holmestrand in Norwegen. MineralienWelt 10 (6):57-61
    • Rogaland
      • Bjerkreim
        • Ørsdalen
    P. Andresen collection (2006)
    Russia
     
    • Western-Siberian Region
      • Polar Urals
        • Tyumenskaya Oblast'
    Rob Lavinsky specimens
    Slovakia
     
    • Banská Bystrica Region
      • Štiavnica Mts
        • Banská Štiavnica Mining District
          • Banská Štiavnica (Selmecbánya; Schemnitz)
    South Africa
     
    • Gauteng Province
      • Johannesburg
    Minerals of South Africa
    • Mpumalanga Province
      • Mkobola district
    (Error for yellow iron-stained quartz; not true citrine.)
    Spain
     
    • Castile and Leon
      • Salamanca
        • Villasbuenas
    Arroyo, A. and Calvo, M. (1995). El cuarzo citrino de Villasbuenas (Salamanca). Revista de minerales. 1: 86-89.
    Sri Lanka
     
    • Sabaragamuwa Province
      • Ratnapura District
        • Ratnapura
    Ceylon Aluvial Mine, (Book, Co. 2002)
    UK
     
    • England
      • Co. Durham
        • North Pennines
          • Weardale
            • Bollihope District
    [J.Ralph Collection]
      • Cornwall
        • Camborne - Redruth - St Day District
          • Gwennap area
            • Baldhu
    [Golley & Williams, 1995 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual", 51]
          • Troon-Lanner area
            • Redruth
    [Golley & Williams, 1995 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual", 51]
        • Mount's Bay District
          • Marazion
    [Golley & Williams, 1995 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual", 51]
        • St Austell District
          • Lanivet Area
            • Lostwithiel
    [Golley & Williams, 1995 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual", 51]
        • St Just District
          • Botallack - Pendeen Area
            • Botallack
    [Golley & Williams, 1995 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual", 51]
          • St Just
    [Golley & Williams, 1995 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual", 51]
    Ukraine
     
    • Crimea Oblast'
      • Crimea peninsula
    Tischenko A. data
    Uruguay
     
    • Artigas Department
    USA
     
    • Arkansas
      • Saline Co.
        • Little Rock
    Rocks & Min.:63:122; Stone, et al (1973).
    • California
      • Alameda Co.
        • Livermore District (Tesla District)
          • Livermore
    Rocks & Min.: 15:41.
    Pelletier, 1962. Mineral Species & Localities of Marin County
      • San Diego Co.
        • Pala District
          • Chief Mountain
            • Elizabeth R. Mine
    Stephenson, J. 2007. Pala District Opens Wide: Oceanview Mine Strikes It Big. Mineral News: Pala International, Fallbrook, CA. December. [http://www.palagems.com/mineral_news_2007_v2.htm#pala_oceanview]
          • Hiriart Mountain (Heriart; Heriot; Hiriat Hill)
    Weber, F. H. 1963. Geology and mineral resources of San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology, County Report 3: p. 111.
          • Tourmaline Queen Mountain (Pala; Queen)
    Fisher, J. 2002. Gem and rare-element pegmatites of southern California. Mineralogical Record, Vol. 33: pages 378-381.
        • Warner Springs District
          • Warner Springs
    Ritchie, S. 2000. History of the Carmelita Gem Mine in the 20th Century. Southern California Gem Industries web publication: July.
    • Colorado
      • Douglas Co.
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
      • Jefferson Co.
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
      • Park Co.
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    • Connecticut
      • Litchfield Co.
    Januzzi, 1976. Mineral Localities of CT and Southeastern NY State
      • Middlesex Co.
    Sohon, 1951. Connecticut Minerals
        • Portland
          • Collins Hill
    Rocks & Min.: 70:381; Rocks & Minerals (1955) 30:351-358
    • Georgia
    Gems and Minerals of America- Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
    Gems and Minerals of America- Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
    • Iowa
    • Maine
      • Androscoggin Co.
        • Auburn
          • Mt. Apatite District
    No reference listed
      • Oxford Co.
        • Greenwood
    Mineral News (1993) 9:2 p. 8
      • Sagadahoc Co.
        • Georgetown
    Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1991, Maine Mineral Localities, 2nd edition, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta.
    • Massachusetts
      • Essex Co.
    Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
      • Hampshire Co.
        • Easthampton
    Hitchcock, Edward (1835): Report on the Geology, Mineralogy, Botany, and Zoology of Massachusetts, p 489. Also, P. Cristofono collection 2009.
    • Missouri
      • Crawford Co.
        • Missouri Brown Iron Belt
          • Scotia Iron Bed Mines
    R&M; 73:2 pp 98-117
    R&M; 73:2 pp 98-117
    • Nevada
      • Elko Co.
    NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
      • Washoe Co.
        • Peavine District
    NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
        • Petersen Mountain
    Rocks & Minerals 82:415-418
    NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • New Hampshire
      • Coos Co.
    Rocks & Min 65:295 (1990)
    Morrill, 1960. NH Mines and Mineral Localities.
    Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
    Rocks & Min 80:249; Rocks and Minerals, (1990) 65:286-296
    Harvard Mineralogical Museum, no. 129369.
      • Grafton Co.
        • Groton
    Nashua Min. Soc. Display Cat., 1995
    • New Jersey
    Gems and Minerals of America -Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
      • Somerset Co.
        • Warren Township
    A Quest for New Jersey Minerals, Robert Speiser(1978):10.
    • New Mexico
    Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
    • New York
      • Westchester Co.
    • North Carolina
      • Alexander Co.
    Mineralogical Record (2002) 33:263
    Kunz, 1892. Gems & Precious Stones of N. America,p.117
    Gems and Minerals of America-Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
        • Love Valley
    Wilson,W.F and McKenzie,B.J,1978,Mineral Collecting Sites in North Carolina,Information Circular 24
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence Co.
        • Cumberland
        • Lincoln
          • Lime Rock
    Rocks & Minerals (1986): 61: 286-289
    • Texas
      • Brewster Co.
        • Alpine
    http://www.omsinc.org/archives/Ore-cutts_Jan04.pdf
      • Gillespie Co.
    R&M; 66:3 pp 196-224
    • Washington
      • King Co.
        • Green Ridge
    Zambia
     
    P Cristofono collection
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