Thulite, which is composed of Calcium Aluminum Silicate Hysdroxide, is a pink form of zoisite that is sometimes referred to as "Rosaline". It is found in a number of localities, including Lom in Norway, the Austrian Tyrol, Western Australia, and North Carolina and Washington State, USA. It is an opaque, massive, mineral with a vitreous to pearly luster that exhibits a perfect cleavage. Its soft pink color is due to trace quantities of manganese this give it an attractive look which has made it popular for ornamental use in the jewelry trade as well as for carvings.
||Calcium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide
||3.10 - 3.38
||Uneven to conchoidal
||Vitreous to pearly
||White or colorless
||Norway, Austria, USA and Australia