Dims: 2.00x1.24x0.98" (5.08x3.14x2.50cm)
Wt: 1.68oz (47.6g)
Sandamap Mine, Usakos, Namibia
The good news is that this specimen is nearly pure purpurite. The bad news is that most surfaces are heavily weathered to a brown color that hides the beauty of the purpurite, which is only exposed along the sides. Where visible, the color is an intense purple, with an odd luster that is dull from most angles, yet pearly from others.