Prehnite meaning

(mineralogy) A mineral, a basic calcium, aluminium and iron aluminosilicate, which occurs in stalagtitic aggregates or curved crystals, Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Origin of prehnite

  • Named in 1789 after Hendrik Von Prehn (1733-1785), Dutch colonial governor. This was the first mineral to be named after a person.
    From Wiktionary