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need help identifying a stone please - Purple opaque

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alt textI'm a collector and purchased a few years ago. Forgot name and of course cannot find slip to identify it. Your help is greatly appreciated. Italt text's opaque stone. A deep to middle value purple and some black.

asked Apr 23, 2013 by caalr (240 points)

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Hard to tell. Can you take some more pictures and post them, including some close-ups? What color is its streak if you scratch it on the back of a tile?

answered Apr 26, 2013 by hershel (45,560 points)
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I think it is either: chariote ór sugelite.

I can't really tell the color.

answered Mar 19, 2014 by Renata (7,820 points)
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Those are good suggestions. Purpurite would also be an option.

answered Mar 20, 2014 by hershel (45,560 points)
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Thx, I have never heard of purpurite before; googled it. Yes, that could also be the answer.

answered Mar 20, 2014 by Renata (7,820 points)
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doesn't look like charoite to me. I have some and it is a darker purple color, as far as I can tell

answered Mar 26, 2014 by rosiefraz (1,560 points)
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could it be richterite?

answered Mar 26, 2014 by rosiefraz (1,560 points)
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Never heard of richterite; thx, learned again! Checking on inet; it does not look purple enough.

answered Mar 26, 2014 by Renata (7,820 points)

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