Howlite

  Howlite was discovered at Tick Canyon, California in 1868 by Henry How (1828 - 1879), a Canadian chemist, geologist, and mineralogist.
00000Howlite is commonly used to make decorative objects such as small carvings or jewellery 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. 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".
 
 

Location - USA

 
Group - Silica   Hardness - 3.5
 



 

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