Purpurite Mineral

Purpurite Mineral

Purpurite Mineral

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Purpurite forms by leaching of Li out of its site leaving a vacancy and by oxidation of divalent Mn.

  • Colour: Dark Purple to purplish red.
  • Mohs scale hardness: 4.5
  • Crystal system: Orthorhombic
  • Name: Named in 1905 by Louise C. Graton and Waldemar T Schaller from the Latin "purpura" in allusion to its colour.

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