Named in 1789 after Hendrik Von Prehn (1733-1785), Dutch colonial governor. This was the first mineral to be named after a person.
- (mineralogy) A mineral, a basic calcium, aluminium and iron aluminosilicate, which occurs in stalactitic aggregates or curved crystals, Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2.
- “Prehnite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database, 1997–.
- prehnite mindat.org, Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016
- ^ Richard V. Gaines, H. Catherine W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason, and Abraham Rosenzweig: Dana's new mineralogy, John Wiley & Sons, 1997