Purpurite Crystals Meanings and Properties

Purpurite Crystals Meanings and Properties

Purpurite Crystals Meanings and Properties

 

Mineral Information

Origin: Portugal, Namibia

Mineral Species: Purpurite

Mineral Group: Phosphates

Chemical Formula: MnPO4

Hardness: 4-4.5

Crystal System: Orthorhombic

Colour: Light mauve to dark purple

Typical Appearance: Forms as a secondary mineral through oxidation of iron and/or manganese with the simultaneous leaching of lithium. The lustre on fresh fracture sites is satiny, dulling as the surface alters.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Secondary birthstone for Virgo

Chakra Alignment: Third Eye

Element: Spirit

Origin of Name & Mythology: Named in 1905 by Louis C. Graton and Waldemar T. Schaller from the Latin "purpura" in allusion to its colour.


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