Purpurite takes its name from the Latin 'purpura', meaning purple, a reference to its bright purple colouring which comes from varying quantities of Iron and Manganese.

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Colour Purple
Hardness 4 - 4.5
Crystal system Orthorhombic
Streak Light Purple
Lustre Dull, Earthy
Main Locations Namibia, Portugal, Australia, USA
Chakra Third Eye
Zodiac Virgo
Numerology 9
Planetary Earth
Element Air, Earth