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prehnite - South Africa's first mineral


prehnite, turquoise, & amber necklace

compositiona hydrous, calcium-aluminum-silicate
name sourcefrom the discoverer, Hendrik Van Prehn
other accepted namesCape chrysolite
folkloric aliases"the prophecy stone," "the prediction stone," "the stone for dreaming or remembering"
color ranges from pale yellowish to pineapple yellow to a light jade green
significant sourcesAustralia, Scotland, South Africa (Kalahari) and several other countries
MOH scale6 - 6.5
care and treatmentA relatively soft stone, care should be taken when wearing or storing prehnite to ensure against scratching. Wash in warm soapy (non-detergent) water.