Sodalite was discovered in the Ilimaussaq complex in Greenland in 1811. Vast deposits of this crystal were found in 1891 in Ontario, Canada. Sodalite is also a member of the Feldspathoid group of minerals, which are formed in rich alkali, but poor in silica environments. These are rare minerals that contain more calcium, potassium, or sodium. It has been traced back to the Caral People (2600-2000 B.C.) near Lima for trading purposes. It is rarely seen in crystal form and can sometimes be found intertwined with White Calcite. Sodalite is primarily blue but can be found as white, yellow, red, and green. Sodalite can be found worldwide.