Dims: 3.6 x 2.2 x 2.1" (9.1 x 5.6 x 5.5 cm)
Wt: 12.1 oz. (342 g)
Sandamap Mine, Usakos, Namibia
This chunk of massive Purpurite shows no apparent orthorhombic crystal form, though its cleavage is obvious. It has the classic purple color and a silky, almost sub-metallic luster and is completely opaque. Veins of quartz or calcite permeate the Purpurite, and one or two books of mica are deeply embedded in one spot.