Combination of epidote crystals and prehnite
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Prehnite occurs from white to brown but is best known for its beautiful green color. This mineral has a spherical crystal structure, but is also often found as massive. Prehniet is named after the Dutch colonel Hendrik Von Prehn (1733-1785). The man was commander of the South African armed forces. He was the first to bring prehnite from South Africa to Europe.
Epidote forms beautiful elongated crystals that can be fused together. The mineral almost always has a green color that can occur in many variations. From pistachio to almost black. Epidote is also a mineral group of which the mineral epidote is the most prominent member, but which also includes hancockite and epidote-SR.
Effect of epidote in prehnite
The combination of elongated epidote crystals and bright green prehnite forms a powerful composition. Prehnite is the stone of unconditional love and stimulates spiritual growth. It brings joy and harmony. Epidote has a protective effect and helps with physical or mental injury. The mineral soothes, protects and guards. The two minerals have a strengthening effect on each other.
The prehnite spheres with epidote are found in Bendoukou, Sandare District, Kayes Region, Mali.