Blue Sodalite with white calcite veins
Sodalite is a beautiful blue mineral, often with white calcite veins. The name Sodalite is derived from 'Soda' or Sodium. Sodalite looks pretty much like Lapis Lazuli, though the color is slightly less blue and there is no occurrence of pyrite in the stone. However Sodalite is a lot more affordable than Lapis!
sodalite from Brazil
sodalite lights up slightly orange under a UV lamp. Sodalite is found in several places in the world. The most famous sites in South America are Bolivia and Brazil where these pieces also come from. The stone is nearly always found as a solid. Crystals are rare.
Spiritual habits of Sodalite
Sodalite gives a deeper spiritual understanding of the truth and idealism. It helps to develop your own ideals and understanding the deeper philosophical meanings. The stone gives peace and helps with logical reasoning.