Purpurite Crystals Meanings and Properties
Origin: Portugal, Namibia
Mineral Species: Purpurite
Mineral Group: Phosphates
Chemical Formula: MnPO4
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.
Birthstone: Secondary birthstone for Virgo
Chakra Alignment: Third Eye
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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