|Mineral class||Phosphates : Vivianite - Skorodite - Triplite group|
|Habitus||As nodules surrounding alluaudite.|
|Color||Purpur red, silky to matte. Often with a brown to black surface of oxidation products.|
|Luster||silky to matte.|
|Description||Purpurite is an oxidation product that represents the end member of the serie lithiophilite/varulite/hagendorfite - alluaudite - purpurite. It's the manganeese rich analog to heterosite.|
|Associates||Alluaudite, blue tourmaline, hagendorfite, lithiophilite.|
|Notes|| The brown tarnish is easily removed with hydrochloric acid.
Be careful, or you will ruin your sample.|
Occurs often as well formed rounded nodules with a kernel of alluaudite.
|Locations|| One known locality in Sweden (but it probably exists more) |
| To phosphates index.
|| Mineral group index.
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