Dims: 1.1 x 1.0 x 0.6" (2.8 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm)
Wt: 7.5 g
BB #7 Quarry, Norway, Oxford County, Maine, U.S.A.
Several possible Purpurite chunks are clustered together to make up this small thumbnail specimen. I really cannot call these crystals, as only the smallest of them appear to have anything resembling a crystalline form. The "crystals" range in size from 1 or 2 mm in each dimension up to 0.6 x 0.2 x 0.2" (1.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm). A few of the larger crystals do appear to show some crystalline tendencies, but nothing approaches an actual form. All have the standard violet coloration with a slight hint of red, the dull, almost silky luster, and the powdery texture of Purpurite. There are veins of a brown material and small tablets of a mica between the "crystals".