This 1.7 cm group of radiating crystals stands isolated, up over the white anhydrite background – it’s striking. The howlite crystals are sharp and lustrous, and have a bit of a smoky colour, setting them in contrast with the near-white anhydrite. In excellent condition, a couple of missing crystals and tips. This is a dramatic howlite specimen.
About These Howlites
The howlite crystals from Bras D’Or Lake, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia are the best known – to date, this is the world’s only locality to produce howlite crystals, other than a California locality with microscopic ones.
This place can be a little rough… which is a very good thing in some ways, and less so in others!