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Purpurite

#43352

Purpurite

#43352
Availability
Sold
Size
3.5 x 2.5 x 1 cm - Miniature 
Formula
(Mn3+,Fe3+)PO4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Usakos, Karibib dist., Erongo, Namibia
Tagged
phosphate

Purple massive, a metasomatic replacement of probably triphylite.

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.

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