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Specimen # 101170
Mineral: Howlite
Location: Howlite, Bras D'Or Lake, Iona, Victoria Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Size: 4.3 x 3.7 x 1.7 cm


Detailed Description

This is a striking specimen, hosting a very large (2.4 cm) cluster of howlite crystals. These crystals are up to 0.9 cm, which is very large for the species (very rarely do they exceed 1 cm). The howlite crystals are well defied and have good lustre, with some brilliantly lustrous termination faces. In excellent condition, a couple of missing crystals. The relief on this one is really great – the whole cluster stands up over the anhydrite. An impressive howlite!

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!

Additional information

Dimensions 43 × 37 × 17 cm