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Specimen # 101178
Mineral: Howlite
Location: Howlite, Bras D'Or Lake, Iona, Victoria Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Size: 3.6 x 2.8 x 1.7 cm


Detailed Description

This is a 1.6 cm cluster of radiating howlite crystals standing upright on a plate of anhydrite. The howlite crystals are sharp, with good lustre and translucence. In very good condition – on close inspection, a few small missing tips. These howlite crystals sparkle.

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 36 × 28 × 17 cm