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Specimen # 101176
Mineral: Howlite
Location: Howlite, Bras D'Or Lake, Iona, Victoria Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Size: 4.0 x 3.5 x 1.7 cm


Detailed Description

This specimen hosts a large (1.9 cm), striking cluster of radiating howlite crystals on anhydrite.The howlite crystals are sharp, lustrous and have a smoky internal colour, giving nice contrast with the pale anhydrite. In very good condition, a few missing crystals. This piece stands out on the shelf due to the contrast – it is a very good display specimen of crystallized 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 40 × 35 × 17 cm