'Purpurite from Usakos, Namibia'

'Purpurite from Usakos, Namibia'

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Caption: Purpurite, named for its remarkable purple hue, is iron manganese phosphate. The purple color is attributed to the presence of manganese. This is an uncommon mineral, known from only a handful of localities. Some of the best specimens have been found at Usakos, in Namibia (South West Africa).

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Keywords: arem collection, crystal, crystals, geology, iron manganese phosphate, mineral, mineralogy, minerals, nature, object, ores, phosphate, purpurite, specimen, specimens, still life

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