Dims: 1.2 x 0.7 x 0.6" (3.0 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm)
Wt: 11.2 g
BB #7 Quarry, Norway, Oxford County, Maine, U.S.A.
This small thumbnail specimen consists of a cluster of semicrystalline Purpurite forms. There really is no definite crystal form visible, but the general shapes of the crystals do suggest some order and symmetry in their forms. However, there is not enough to accurately assess damage. The largest of these has dimensions of 0.6 x 0.5 x 0.3" (1.5 x 1.3 x 0.8 cm). All have the standard violet color with a hint of red and the almost silky luster and powdery consistency that are hallmarks of this mineral. There is some other material visible on the piece whose color ranges from cream to deep brown, and a few tiny bits of mica.