About Sodalite

About Sodalite

Sodalite is a rare rock-forming mineral best known for its blue to blue-violet color.  High-quality sodalite is used as a gemstone, a sculptural material, and an architectural stone.

Sodalite occurs in igneous rocks that crystallized from sodium-rich magmas. This is the origin of the name "sodalite." These magmas also contained so little silicon and aluminum that quartz and feldspar minerals are often absent. Sodalite-bearing rocks include: nepheline syenite (found outside Waldport, Oregon), trachyte, and phonolite. 

It is usually translucent, with a vitreous luster, and has a Mohs hardness of 5.5 to 6.

Sodalite known for enhancing creativity and inspiration, focus, and clear communication. It has also been called the Poet's Stone, the Stone of Creatives, as well as the Stone of Truth.

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