PARCEL 33 PURPURITE Storm Mountain, Larimer County, Colorado
Purpurite is a manganese iron phosphate mineral. Its crystal system is orthorhombic. Purpurite is a beautiful purple stone that is transparent to opaque with a vitreous to sub metallic lustre. Specimens of purpurite can also be found in pink and lavender depending on the amount of manganese and iron in the stone. It occurs most often as an oxidation mineral on the surfaces of a related mineral called Triphylite. Purpurite’s name is derived from its vivid purple colour. The best specimens have been found primarily in Namibia, other quality stones can be found in Australia, USA and France. This is a rare stone but well worth the search. This particular batch is from Storm Mountain Colorado and is some of the best quality i've ever seen! Very iridescent in natural sunlight, there is a velvety sheen that is quite pleasing to the eye.
24 pieces total and 1 additional parcel of this rare and beautiful material available!
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