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prehnite

[prey-nahyt, pren-ahyt] /ˈpreɪ naɪt, ˈprɛn aɪt/
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a mineral, hydrous calcium aluminum silicate, Ca 2 Al 2 Si 3 O 1 0 (OH) 2 , occurring in light-green reniform aggregates or tabular crystals.
Origin of prehnite
1785-1795
1785-95; named after Col. Van Prehn, 18th-century Dutchman who brought it from South Africa to Europe; see -ite1
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