inosilicate of calcium and alluminium prehnite crystallizes in the orthorhombic crystal system, often forms stalactitic or botroiydal aggregates, vitreous pearly luster Mohs scale hardness of 6-6.5 Specific gravity 2.80-2.90, colour varies from light green,yellow,Colourless,Pink,Blue,White
This article will let you know about most of the famous localities which produced Hundreds and thousands of fine specimens, prehnite also is used as a gemstone Its mostly Translucent Rarely Transparent most production of Cab/Rarely facet grade production has come from Wave Hill northern territory Australia.
The famous locality of New jersey USA, always has been and is a desire for a collector to add any specimens from the famous finds into their collection, above the piece shown is ofcourse of The botroiydal formation and The rare yellow colour which is unusual and very rare from this locality, Stalactitic prehnite specimens or Also called Finger prehnite specimens also have been part of the production from the locality, here under is a nice example of the stalactitic form from the locality
and who can forget the famous prehnites from Mali Africa! truly amazing quality of prehnite, and the combination of epidote makes it more aesthetic its a collectors choice Aswell, Although finger form has not yet not been produced, here under is a fine sample from the locality,
another famous and amazing find was in South africa The Famous N’Chwaning ll mine Kalahari manganese field, how many fine mineral species have been produced from this Rich locality, the prehnite from here occurs as elongated prismaric Orthorhombic crystals arranged in sprays or botroiydal aggregates, in Yellow-Orange colour the deep orange colour is the novelty from this locality. here under is a fine example
famous for Zeolites minerals, The country of cultures and rituals (India) has also produced fine prehnite specimens, in combination with zeolite minerals, here under is a nice specimen of prehnite pseudomorph after laumontite with aphophyllite
coming to the end of the article i would let you know of a locality of prehnite, from where (Me) the co-admin of Geogemsmineralclub.com started my career as a mineral dealer Ofcourse with a passion to serve and be known/Remembered for my services in this Field, and thankfully in a small time i have pretty much established myself and super active in the province baluchistan of pakistan For minerals Gems Productions or New finds, i have been Lucky enough to acquire Some Fine lots of Prehnite specimens by visiting small artisinal mines Runned by Families for a better living Yes it has helped them alot Financially, Baluchistan,pakistan yes has also been a part of production of Fine prehnite specimens Both in Stalactitic/Finger and botroiydal forms with an interesting Aesthetic Combination with quartz Crystals too sometimes also with Cubic calcites
i have been active from quite a time and have dealt in Several specimens also owning Many at the time now, i will soon publish a detailed article about prehnites from baluchistan and on my finds also will share Photos/videos of the area i often visit, however there are no any major known mines/Claims of prehnites All production comes from Small artisinal mines runned by families for a better living most of them have no idea/knowledge of minerals, prehnite comes from District Lasbela, District khuzdar and district zhob of baluchistan province no other locality in pakistan at the time is producing prehnite, Ending the article with some of my acquirements by personally visiting the areas mentioned below.