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prehnite

[ prey-nahyt, pren-ahyt ]
/ ˈpreɪ naɪt, ˈprɛn aɪt /
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noun
a mineral, hydrous calcium aluminum silicate, Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2, occurring in light-green reniform aggregates or tabular crystals.
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Origin of prehnite

First recorded in 1785–95; named after Colonel Van Prehn, 18th-century Dutchman who brought it from South Africa to Europe; see -ite1
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