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Howlite 2 1/2 Inch 5-8 Ounce
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Mineral Description
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Absolutely beautiful white with black spider veined howlite mined by Kidz Rocks from the Sterling Borax Mine in Agua Dulce, California.

You will receive one specimen that is 2 1/2 inch to 3 inch and weighing 5 to 8 ounces. These have the cauliflower crystallization on some of the sides.

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You are buying one rock. You will receive one rock like the ones in the photographs, not the exact rocks shown. Photographing and listing every crystal separately adds a lot in labor costs. We pass that savings on to you with lower prices and higher quality than the competition.

Howlite was discovered near Windsor, Nova Scotia in 1868 by Henry How (1828 - 1879), a Canadian chemist, geologist, and mineralogist. Henry How was alerted to the unknown mineral by miners in a gypsum quarry, who found it to be a nuisance.

Howlite is a white to grey stone that has erratic streaks that look like cracks. These lines are often brown, grey or black. Howlite is a silicate that can be found in large masses. The name Howlite comes from the a man names Henry How (1828-1879), Canadian chemist, geologist, and mineralogist, University of King's College, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada, who first described the species. Howlite is commonly used to make decorative objects such as small carvings or jewelry components.

Because of its porous texture, howlite can be easily dyed to imitate other minerals, especially turquoise because of the superficial similarity of the veining patterns. The dyed howlite (or magnesite) is marketed as turquenite. Howlite is also sold in its natural state, sometimes under the misleading trade names of white turquoise or white buffalo turquoise, or the derived name white buffalo stone.


Howlite is an extremely calming stone. When placed under the pillow it is excellent for insomnia when it is caused by an overactive mind. Howlite links into the spiritual dimensions preparing the mind to receive wisdom and insight.

Often called the "Attunement Atone," Howlite is known to link the user to higher spiritual consciousness, and open and prepare the mind to receive the energies and wisdom of attunements. This is a great stone to set under a chair or to hold in your hand while giving or receiving energy attunements.

Use Howlite to open the Third-Eye in preparation for attunements and meditations. By encouraging visualization, Howlite can boost creativity. It is also often used for past-life regression therapy, or even to remember one's existence between two lives, which can help with learning of one's original purpose of incarnation.

Howlite also brings mental awareness, both to current and past-life issues, and facilitates calm communication of these issues. Keep a piece of Howlite in your pocket to absorb anger and negative energy, and to release selfishness, while still maintaining a desire to achieve one's goals. It encourages patience by instilling an awareness of the inherent perfection of the Universe and a knowledge that all is as it should be. Howlite helps us to relate to those around us by removing any tendency to be critical and doubtful of others.


Color: White with gray to black streaks, web-like markings and blotches.

Luster: Dull to sub-vitreous (porcelaneous) and earthy.

Transparency: Crystals are opaque to translucent.

Crystal System: Monoclinic; 2/m

Crystal Habits: Cauliflower-like nodules and compact sometimes micaceous masses. Crystals are rare, but minute (1mm size) tabular six sided crystals sometimes aggregated into rosettes are found and some nodules will have crystal faces on their surfaces (mostly from Nova Scotia).

Cleavage: Absent

Fracture: Conchoidal to uneven.

Hardness: 3.5

Specific Gravity: 2.5 - 2.6

Streak: White

Associated Minerals: Colemanite, ulexite, anhydrite, gypsum, colemanite and clays.

Best Field Indicators: Nodular character, color, solubility in HCl, luster, lack of cleavage and softness.

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