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Citrine - Citrine is a variety of quartz whose color ranges from a pale yellow to brown. Natural citrines are rare; most commercial citrines are heat-treated amethyst. Citrine contains traces of Fe3+ and is rarely found naturally. The name is derived from Latin citrina which means "yellow"

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Calamine lotion used in the 1950s for sun burn, poison ivy blisters. It is a chalky pink color. Calamine is either a mixture of Zinc Oxide with about 0.5% ferric oxide or a zinc carbonate compound. In a 1992 press release, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that no proof had been submitted showing calamine to be safe for use or effective in treating bug bites, stings & rashes from poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac.

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How to tell the difference between Fake Citrine and Real Citrine! Pixie Crystals -x-  Created by loren warn - #pixiecrystals #lorenwarn #fineminerals1 - www.pixiecrystals.com - see the full article!  Click on this collage  :) -x-

How to tell the difference between Fake Citrine and Real Citrine! Pixie Crystals -x- Created by loren warn - #pixiecrystals #lorenwarn #fineminerals1 - www.pixiecrystals.com - see the full article! Click on this collage :) -x-

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Slow Cooker Clotted Cream Fudge Here's what you need: 275g sugar 100g golden syrup 270g clotted cream 1 tsp. vanilla extract Method: 1) Add the sugar, golden syrup, clotted cream and vanilla extract to the slow cooker pot and mix together 2) Put on low heat, cook for 4 hours 3) Remove from heat 4) Beat together for 10-15 minutes until mixture is very thick 5) Add to paper-lined tray and fold in half. 6) Refrigerate until solid.

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I've written a little piece on hardening steel. I did it in such a way that anyone could understand. No big metallurgical terms http://deepwoodsventures.com/en/content/26-heat-treating-simplified

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Natural Blue diamonds are so rare. This blue diamond is enhanced and treated. The treatment can only work with a small minority of diamonds, and involves irradiating them causing the colour change, usually followed by heat treatment to stabilise the colour.

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See this small but perfectly terminated point growing straight our of the main Citrine Crystal! Large NATURAL Citrine Crystal cluster - #pixiecrystals Photos by me - Loren Warn - www.pixiecrystals.com

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