Purpurite is a manganese iron phosphate mineral that usually occurs on the surface of Triphylite due to heavy oxidation. Along with occurring on top of one mineral, it can also be found by itself crystallized in mass formation. This mineral was first discovered back in 1905 by L.C. Graton and W.T. Schaller. They chose to name this newly found rock after the Latin word “purpura”, referencing its purple color. The best known Purpurite specimens usually come from the country of Namibia, but can also be found in France, Western Australia, and North Carolina, USA.
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Make sure your buying Purpurite from a reliable dealer as it’s been known to be faked easily. Cheap dealers on the market will buy a very low quality version of this stone and give it an acid bath to brighten it’s color. One can distinguish if this is true when examining a piece. Simply look for any “artificial” colors, as well as cracks or divots being a different shade of purple than the entire stone (this is caused because of the acid not being able to be absorbed into the cavities of the stone).
Purpurite is a powerful ascension tool that helps attune one to higher energies, as well as open up and connect the third eye and crown chakra. Working with this mineral will help raise ones intuition levels and consciousness, as well as assisting one in the understanding of this new found powerstone. Purpurite will help one adjust and become more comfortable with the energy being channeled through your mind and into your third eye. Using and wearing this stone frequently can cause one to have inner visions about their current life path. These visions, along with Purpurite’s energy, can help push one to make the necessary adjustments and changes to better suit their spiritual path. Try meditating with this stone over your third eye to help expand one's mind, as well as provide mental clarity. This mental clarity can be used to help one connect with angelic beings and guardian angels, as well as allowing one to process emotions with much more ease. Purpurite is here to help repair every aspect of one's life, as well as pushing one forward physically and spiritually. This special stone forces us to take action and look ahead towards a growth, self-healing, metamorphic stage of life. This phase is here to help one better understand their life purpose, as well as the transformation into the person your soul so truly wants you to be.
Purpurite works well with other high vibrational, third eye unlocking stones. Try meditating with Amethyst, Quartz, Shattuckite, Iolite, Phenacite, or Dumortierite in combination with your favorite Purpurite piece. The strengthened connection these stones create allow one to easily attune to higher realms and dimensions filled with endless knowledge and information. These stones help one better understand the imagery they see in those intense dreams and deep meditation sessions. We recommend keeping a grounding stone nearby if things begin to feel too intense or “heavy”. Try Black Tourmaline, Black Moonstone, , Black Kyanite, or Shungite for all your protection and purifying needs!