MadSci Network: Chemistry

Re: I wanted to know if there could be clear bright blue quartz.

Date: Thu Dec 11 12:29:53 2008
Posted By: Rob Fatland, Staff, Research and Education, Freelance Science Educator
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 1228302940.Ch

In short: Chemical impurities in a crystal can produce many many colors. Since "citrine" is the variety of quartz that is the most gem-like the trick would be to find citrine that happens to be blue. So on the internet at your favorite search engine you might search on "blue citrine"; I found an interesting result on eBay: _fromZQQ_mdoZ

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