Purpurite, natural purple mineral
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Purpurite is a natural purple mineral and belongs to the phosphates. The purple color owes this stone by the presence of manganese. These pieces were found in Namibia
Well known pigment
The name 'purpurite' is derived from the Latin word 'purpureus' that means 'purple' and is named after the color of this mineral. For thousands of years this stone is used as raw material for pigment in paint. Purpurite does not form crystals but has a perfect cleavage. This often causes this nice shiny purple surfaces.
The use of Purpurite
Purpurite is a powerful stone to find inspiration, awareness and concentration. Purpurite is also used for occult protection.