First discovered by Europeans in 1811 in Greenland, sodalite did not become important until 1891 when vast deposits were discovered in Ontario, Canada. Usually opaque, some crystals are transparent to translucent. Sodalite is known for its royal blue colour, but it may also be grey, yellow, green, or pink and is usually mottled with white veins or patches. Often confused with Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite very rarely contains Pyrite and this is a good way to discern one from the other by sight. Its name comes from the Latin term sodalitas that means comrade.
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