Dims: 2.8 x 2.3 x 1.1" (7.1 x 5.8 x 2.8 cm)
Wt: 5.16 oz. (146.3 g)
Krystal Krown Claim, Larimer County, California, U.S.A.
At least 50% of the mass of this small hand specimen is made up of massive Purpurite. It has the standard violet coloration with a tiny hint of red and the dull velvet luster that is common for this mineral. The material is chalky, and even rubbing it with a fingertip will produce a small amount of powdered Purpurite. It is completely opaque and is heavily intergrown with a few other related minerals such as heterosite, sicklerite, and ferrisicklerite. There is also a small but noticeable amount of mica present, but no other host rock.