Its name derives from the Latin word « purpura » (purple) and has been recognized by the IMA. Discovered in 1905 by Louis Caryl Graton and Théodore Schaller, this mineral was named so because of its particular and striking colour, reminiscent of purple (violet). Purpurite stone, a rare stone, was discovered only 100 years ago. It is not connected to any legend.
Opaque and satin-like, purpurite stone’s colour ranges from pink to red, purple, crimson, violet and reddish. It can sometimes display an iridescent appearance and pleochroism. After alteration, it becomes brown and even black due to manganese oxidation reaction. Manganese gives purpurite its colour.
Purpurite stone is composed of iron phosphate and manganese. Its crystal system is orthorhombic. Its hardness varies between 4 and 4.5.
Its mains deposits are found in Namibia. However, the stone is also found in the United States (in South Dakota), Australia, South Africa, Madagascar, France and Portugal (Guarda Region). More rarely, it can be found in Rwanda, Austria, China, Sweden and Spain.
Purpurite stone is known to develop brain function. By bringing an energetic psychic protection, it undoubtedly nourishes the brain. It is attributed with stress-relieving virtues. This mineral calms the nerves, removes anguish and anxiety from the life of its users. It symbolizes freedom and initiation. On the original chakra, its vibrations are associated with hematite. It purifies and energizes the blood. It will also stabilize the level of uric acid. Placed near the area where the symptoms initially appear and by activating it with a crystal, it would be effective against skin disorders. Psychologically, purpurite brings calm and well-being. Associated with the chakras of the head’s energy centres, it will develop your spirituality and free yourself from the material world. Associated with a Herkimer diamond crystal during meditation, it will facilitate the rise of Kundalini.
Purpurite diffuses a purple hue thanks to its vibrations. While meditating, it will stimulate the 7th chakra. It will help us to become fully aware of our abilities, to get rid of our fears to act, and to become master of our spiritual aspirations. Be careful though, the raw mineral can stain clothes. Purpurite is one of the purest stones of the Violet Ray. It offers a purification of our energy fields. By cleansing our auric field and keeping it away from negative entities, it emits a protective energy. The « Light » energy reaches our being. The psychological barriers that keep us chained to routines become visible. It encourages us to overcome them and to free ourselves. Thanks to this stone, we can embrace the unknown and face the future with ease. Purpurite is able to make us aware of our negative thoughts and to free ourselves from them. This « Royal Self» stone sparks the desire to reclaim our power and use it for fair and honourable purposes for everyone.
Purpurite fights visible skin plaques when placed directly on the affected area. It undoubtedly regulates the level of uric acid in a natural way. It is also able to stimulate the ductless endocrine gland and develop extrasensory abilities. It is known to improve the bloodstream and purify the blood.