Item 284 600 180, Pigment: Zoisite Genuine, Lightfastness Rating: Excellent, granulating , low staining, semi-transparent. 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.