Interesting Facts about Howlite
White Howlite is one of the best known gemstones in the world. Howlite is a popular gemstone used for jewelry making.
Howlite composition and history
Howlite is a mineral found in natural sedimentary rock. It was originally discovered in Canada in 1868 by Henry How. Henry How was a Canadian mineralogist, chemist, and geologist. Several miners brought it to his original attention when they found it mining. It was difficult for them to mine, since it was harder than gypsum.
Henry How named the mineral “silico-boro-calcite”, but later it was given the name Howlite, by James Dwight Dana, an American geologist and mineralogist.
Visual characteristics of Howlite
Howlite stone is generally found in irregular shaped nodules that look like the head of the vegetable cauliflower.
Howlite meanings and healing powers
Howlite is believed to have emotional, and spiritual powers. It's believed that Howlite increases patience and heightens awareness. Howlite is a calming stone and helps reduce anger and stress.