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PURPLE STONES - LIKE CHAROITE, SUGILITE, OTHER MISC

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This page is for some of the rough and unpolished slabs we occasionally have for sale, such as Charoite from Russia, and a Sugilite-looking material we recently acquired. We charge one shipping cost for all that will safely fit in a Small Priority Flat Rate box and will ship to the U.S. as well as Internationally. See our Store Policies for full details.


Purple Rough with Magnesite

4 1/4 lb Piece Purple Lapidary Rough, Black/Purple Mix

Purple Rough with Magnesite

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This is a piece of purple material with Magnesite, a piece we think could possibly be a low-grade Sugilite (see listing below about why we think that). It weighs 4 lbs, 5.5 ounces (1.97 kgs), and measures 5 1/2" x 4" x 1-3". Whatever the material is, it works great for lapidary.

U.S. shipping cost: $8.00

Purple Rough with Magnesite   Item# 4936   Price: $38.25  


Purple Rough with Magnesite

4 1/2 lb Piece of Patterned Purple Rough

Purple Rough with Magnesite

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This is another piece of purple material with Magnesite. It has different pattern in it from the black mixed in with the purple. This one weighs 4 lbs, 7 ounces (2.01 kgs), and measures roughly 5" x 5 1/2" x 2". (See listing below about why we relate it to possibly a low-grade Sugilite).

U.S. shipping cost: $8.00

Purple Rough with Magnesite   Item# 4937   Price: $40.50  


Purple Rough with Magnesite

4 3/4 lb Piece Purple Lapidary Rough

Purple Rough with Magnesite

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This is a piece of purple material with Magnesite (see listing below about why we relate it to possibly a low-grade Sugilite). This piece weighs 4 lbs, 11.5 ounces, or 2.15 kgs. It measures roughly 6" x 5" x 2". Most of this piece is purple. It has a little bit of a pinkish in some areas as well on one side, but definitely not like any Rhodonite we have ever seen. Whatever it is exactly, it polishes nicely as a lapidary material.

U.S. shipping cost: $8.00

Purple Rough with Magnesite   Item# 4933   Price: $42.75  


Purple with Magnesite Slab

'Sugilite-like' Purple Lapidary Slab

Purple with Magnesite Slab

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This is another slice from the material we are calling 'Sugilite-like' since we think it is probably a low-grade Sugilite. It has some really neat pattern potential in it, measuring roughly 2 3/4*#34 x 3" x 7-8 mm thick. It weighs 112 grams, or 3.9 ounces.

U.S. shipping cost: $8.00

Purple with Magnesite Slab   Item# 4598   Price: $5.00  


Purple Rough with Magnesite

Purple Rough - Possibly Low-Grade Sugilite(?), By the Pound ($10/lb)

Purple Rough with Magnesite

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These are rough, uncut pieces of some beautiful purple stones we acquired from an old collection. We do NOT know what the material is, it is only a guess that it could be a low-grade Sugilite*. It's hard and does take a nice polish. Some is more solid color, others have patterning and even some with tiny orbs or dots. NOTE: There is what looks like a blue in the material visible in some photos, but those are reflections from when the stones were photographed wet. We have nothing conclusive as to what it is other than some very neat lapidary material.

* WHY WE THINK IT COULD BE LOW-GRADE SUGILITE: We saw an ad for 'Rhodonite or Sugilite' lapidary rough. The photos looked like a beautiful pink Rhodonite. But when we saw the material in person, it was definitely more purple, not pink. The person we bought it from said it came from someone who had worked at what once was Kaiser Steel years ago (which had been located in that vicinity). That company would import Manganese from South Africa for its steel production. His GUESS was that it was a low-grade Sugilite, brought over because of the Manganese. But as stated, we do NOT know what it actually is.

SIZES: We have very few smaller pieces left. Most orders will have hand-size pieces OR LARGER, up to 6-8" possible. Please contact us first if you only want one pound. A purchase of one pound may give you only 1 or 2 pieces. If ordering more than 3 pounds, please also select the Medium Flat Rate Box the bottom of this page.

U.S. shipping cost: $8.00

Purple Rough with Magnesite   Item: 4587   Price: $10.00  


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