Specimen #2333

Name: Prehnite

Type: Mineral

Locality: Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 11.0 x 8.5 x 4.3 cm


Acquired: 2011-12-15

Source: Arkenstone Auction

Label: N

Comment: An excellent large curved plate with spheres of moderately lustrous and translucent, mint-green prehnite to 1.6 cm across on weathered basalt. A few botryoids have a yellow-green tint, as a nice accent. A classic and showy US specimen from the famous Traprock quarries at Paterson. This specimen appears to be from an older find here. Ex Robert Whitmore Collection.

Minerals: Prehnite (Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2)

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Prehnite, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey - 11.0 x 8.5 x 4.3 cm