Geology / History

Natural Citrine is rare. Citrine is a transparent yellow variety of Quartz. Ranging in colour from pale to golden yellow, honey or almost brown & may contain rainbow or other mineral inclusions. The name comes from the French word citron meaning lemon. It was used as a gem in ancient Greece as far back as 300 B.C.

Much of the commercial Citrine on the market is heat-treated Amethyst that produces an enhanced Citrine colour, usually a deeper amber or orange-reddish shade. Most natural Citrine is a pale yellow colour. Citrine‚Äôs colour is caused by colourising agents that are built into the crystal lattice. Colour is not caused by inclusions of other minerals although it can contain traces of aluminium. 

Metaphysical Properties

An impressively strong stone of abundance, wealth & prosperity. Citrine is a powerful cleanser & energy generator. This manifestation crystal is energising & promotes creative thought. Citrine activates the crown charka & opens the connection to ones higher self, which stimulates intuition.

It resonates beautifully with all other chakras initiating alignment & boosting Kundalini, also particularly good for the solar plexus chakra as it creates a driving force propelling one to achieve goals.

Citrine teaches how to manifest wealth, prosperity & success by dissolving the illusion of mental blocks, annihilating fear of failure. Helps reduce resistance to life creating a go with the flow attitude & understanding of ones infinite self. Citrine is excellent at neutralising negative energy & protecting the aura. Cleans other crystals & never needs cleansing as it absorbs, transmutes, dissipates & grounds negative energy.

Citrine is a wonderful transformation stone & solid companion while traversing the cycles of life. Meditating with Citrine massively strengthens the Earth anchor, which enables one to better articulate divined information. Great for healers & psychics due to its fabulous energy expansion abilities.

Crystal Healing

Stimulates digestion, spleen, pancreas, increase blood circulation, detoxifies blood, balance thyroid. 

Mineralogy

Group: Quartz (Silicate-Tectosilicate)

Crystal System: Hexagonal/Trigonal

Composition: SiO2

Form/Habit: Prismatic

Hardness: 7

Cleavage: None

Fracture: Conchoidal

Lustre: Vitreous

Streak: Colourless

Specific Gravity: 2.7

Transparency: Translucent to nearly Opaque

R.I: 1.54-1.55

Colour: Light yellow to dark yellow, golden brown

Birefringence: 0.009

Pleochroism: Weak yellow- Light yellow

Fluorescence: None

Causes of Colour: Yellow to Orange, O2 to Fe3+ charge transfer, various Al3 related colour centers