[To herself] Lavender, eh? Lavender… hmm, I’ve done purple, I’ve shown them eggplant, and I already flooded the blogosphere with pictures of amethyst. What do I have left to show them that fits this variation of purple? OK, nothing to do but search through the photo files. This time, though, I’m sorting the list from Z to A. That way I’ll avoid aforementioned quartz variety.
BINGO! This is PERFECT!
Ladies and Gentlemen. It ain’t pretty but it’s purple. May I present, the one, the only…
2.7 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm
Reiner collected this sample when he worked in Matachewan. It comes from an occurrence near Rémigny, Quebec.
The mineral is named after Dr. James Wilson, who discovered similar material near Perth Ontario. I like to imagine that Dr. Wilson might be related. My dad came from the area.
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Inspired by Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge