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Did Prince use sugilite for the color purple?

08 July 2023 /Entertainment/ — There is no definitive answer to whether Prince used sugilite for the color purple in his spiritual rituals. However, there is some evidence to suggest that he may have done so.

First, sugilite is a rare and valuable gemstone that is known for its deep purple color. This color is often associated with spirituality and mysticism, and it is possible that Prince was drawn to sugilite for this reason. Continue reading


Why is the mining of Sugilite controversial in Zambia?

July 7, 2023 /Environment/ — Sugilite is a relatively rare cyclosilicate mineral with a complex chemical formula of KNa₂(Fe, Mn, Al)₂Li₃Si₁₂O₃₀. It is typically found in shades of pink to purple, but can also be colorless, pale pink, or reddish violet. Sugilite crystals are rarely found and the form is usually massive. It has a hexagonal crystal system and a Mohs hardness of 6 to 6.5.

Sugilite is named after the Japanese petrologist Ken-ichi Sugi (1901-1948). It was first discovered in 1944 in the Iwagi island in the Ehime Prefecture, Japan. Since then, it has also been found in other countries, including South Africa, Russia, and the United States. Continue reading