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Purpurite

#41406

Purpurite

#41406
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 4 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
(Mn3+,Fe3+)PO4 (RRUFF)
Locality
White Elephant mine, Custer Co., South Dakota, United States
Tagged
phosphate

Deep magenta. It's not purpleite....it's purpurite - a metasomatized primary phosphate.

Purpurite

Formula
(Mn3+,Fe3+)PO4 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Massive - Granular 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, None 
Luster
Earthy (Dull) 
Color
brownish black, violet, dark pink, dark red, reddish purple 
Streak
red 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Uneven 
Hardness
4-5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
McConlogue Collection
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