Sodalite is typically a deep blue mineral that gets its name from its sodium content.Sodalite can be identified by its deep blue color and strong orange fluorescence. It can sometimes exhibit a violet tint and in opaque form often has white veins or patches running through it, which are composed of calcite. Sodalite is rare in transparent crystal form and can be gray, yellow, orange, blue, violet or colorless.Sodalite can be gray, yellow, orange or pink. However, for gemstone use, sodalite is typically a deep blue color, similar to the color of lapis lazuli, and often has white veins or patches running through it.Sodalite tends to exhibit a vitreous luster with a greasy luster on fractures. It is transparent to opaque, and can be interspersed with white calcite inclusions that appear like veins or patches.