Purpurite is a manganese iron phosphate mineral and is most often found as an oxidation mineral on the surface of another mineral called Triphylite. It has a slightly powdery finish, and is usually found in "rough" form, where care has to be taken not to rub the purple surface off. This is accordingly another mineral that is not suited to the direct method when making essences.
Its colour is a beautiful pink/purple, sometimes with rainbow or metallic sheen, and it is one of the best carriers of the Violet Ray. It opens the crown chakra and connects us to our Higher Self and Higher Guidance whilst also grounding the energies and experiences encountered fully into our bodies. It is said to be a stone of insight, freedom and truth and can connect us to the energies of many Masters such as Germain and Lady Portia, and Angelics such as Tzadkiel and Amethystia.