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Purpurite and Triphylite - 1 pound
Purpurite and Triphylite - 1 pound
Purpurite and Triphylite - 1 pound
Purpurite and Triphylite - 1 pound

Purpurite and Triphylite - 1 pound

Regular price
$4.99
Sale price
$4.99

Locality: Sandanab, Namibia
This item is unwashed and rough and does not have the famous iridescent purple color Purpurite is known for. It must be cleaned to uncover the purple iridescent color. 

  1. Color: As mentioned, purpurite's most distinctive feature is its purple coloration, which can vary in intensity.

  2. Hardness: Purpurite has a hardness of around 4.5 to 5.5 on the Mohs scale. This means it is relatively soft compared to many other minerals, making it susceptible to scratching.

  3. Clarity: Purpurite is typically opaque, meaning light does not pass through it. It may have some translucent areas, but it's not known for its transparency.

  4. Luster: Purpurite often has a dull to vitreous luster, meaning it can have a somewhat shiny appearance in certain lighting conditions, but it's not highly reflective like some minerals.

  5. Density: The density of purpurite can vary depending on its composition and any impurities it may contain. Generally, it has a density between 3.1 to 3.3 g/cm³.

  6. Metaphysical Properties: Purpurite is believed to aid in spiritual growth and understanding, helping individuals on their path towards enlightenment and higher consciousness. Some believe that purpurite can enhance intuition and psychic abilities, allowing individuals to tap into their inner wisdom and gain insight into situations.

Photos have not been edited or altered, just taken in different daylight conditions to show the variation in color. Pieces are held in hand to help with scale and does not necessarily represent 1 pound. Specific pieces photographed may no longer be available.