Dims: 1.6" x 0.9" x 0.4" (4.1 x 2.3 x 1.0 cm)
Wt: 12.0 g
Larimer County, Colorado, U.S.A.
This is the first Purpurite specimen we have found that comes from a U.S. locality. It is very similar to the Russian specimens that we have had in stock, though; its massive habit, violet color, dull but seemingly submetallic luster, and its powdery consistency are all the same. There are a few patches of whitish, crystalline mica attached to the Purpurite, but no host rock or other material.