Pruskite

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At last years local Rock Show, a vendor was selling these little beauties. Orange to blood orange in color, some red, others darker sitting precariously on a strange little matrix. I found out that they were labeled as Pruskite. And I immediately knew they were not real in any way, shape or form.

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Pruskite

They are not really a fake or a forgery in the sense that they are not grown in nature at all so there is nothing to fake. (Not like faking/creating a fake version of Turquoise for example. Turquoise is a real thing. Some folks just like to dye Howlite and CALL it Turquoise, see?) Pruskite is not real from the get go.

Pruskite is 100% lab grown. Mindat.org shares that “Pruskite is a trade name for both artificial crystals of yellow potassium hexacyanoferrate(II)and red potassium ferricyanide, K3[Fe(CN)6], containing trivalent iron.” https://www.mindat.org/min-46600.html

They are lovely, indeed. And there are a few things you should know. (1) They are water soluble so keep in a dry place and never immerse in liquid (2) they are always created in a lab, they do not grow in nature and (3) they are neither rare nor one of a kind.

Most vendors will tell you this, as this one did. When pressed, he did share that they were lab created pieces. And that is fine, if full disclosure is made. What upsets me is when people are misled to believe it is “rare” or “one of a kind” or “a real crystal found in nature.” There will always be those folks, which is one of the reasons this website exists. To educate. To put the truth out there. Then you can make up your own mind whether to invest or not.

On the up side, if you are into color healing, using the vibration/frequency of color alone, these have some merit. So there is that.

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