Dims: 4.2 x 1.7 x 0.8" (10.7 x 4.3 x 2.0 cm)
Wt: 2.75 oz. (78.0 g)
This hand specimen consists almost entirely of crystalline Purpurite that shows slight wear on one side. Though it does show crystalline tendencies, there is no evidence of a definite orthorhombic-based form. The material has all of the classic traits of Purpurite, including the violet color with a faint hint of red, the dull, almost silky luster, and the powdery consistency. It is permeated by veins of a dull, white material that I cannot identify, and there is some muscovite present. A small portion of the material is slightly blackened, as if it is partly permeated with a managanese oxide or other dark substance.