You must try Zoisite to appreciate its unique color and characteristics. Zoisite, a mineral from Austria discovered in 1804, is a lush primal green with a dark - almost black - bottle green, granulating surface. With minimal paint to water, the effect is a gray-green with a micro-dotted surface. With maximum paint to water, the surface fractures to a faux leather look with a distinct three-dimensional effect. Play with the ratios and be fascinated by the amount of interest Zoisite can add to your painting.