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PREHNITE

Overview:

Prehnite is a hydrous, calcium-aluminum-silicate mineral, which is commonly found in cavities and "pillows" . Prehnite is an attractive mineral that can have a very good luster.

Usage:

Prehnites provides protection during meditation and promotes calmness. It is useful for anemia and blood disorders. Prehnite has been used to reduce high blood pressure and control

hypertension. Stimulates inner-knowing, and prophesy. It facilitates spiritual communication through meditation and is considered a powerful dream stone and is used to encourage lucid dreaming.

Physical Properties:

Prehnite

Prehnite Birthstone

Color
gray, white or colorless
Hardness
6 - 6.5
Specific Gravity
2.80 to 2.95
Refractive Index
1.61-1.64

Symbolic Gemstone:Prediction Stone, stone for dreaming and remembering.

Legend:

Prehnite was the first mineral to be named after a

person, the Dutch minerologist Colonel Hendrik von

Prehn , who discovered the mineral in Jurassic (Karoo)

dolerite in the Cradock district of the Eastern Cape

Province in the early 18th Century.

Occurrence:

South Africa, India, Germany, France, New Zealand,

Switzerland, Scotland and USA.