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Howlite is a monoclinic borate mineral found in evaporite deposits. It often forms in nodules which resemble cauliflower heads. The nodules are opaque white with grey or black veins often showing web like pattern. Crystal form of Howlite is very rare & found in only a couple of localities in the world. The maximum size of crystals is about 1cm. Howlite is often dyed & sold as Turquoise.

Metaphysical Properties
Allows you to be true to yourself & trust your inner knowing. A very calming stone, excellent for insomnia. It helps you to achieve your goals both spiritual & material. Teaches patience & helps to calm anger. Placed in pocket it absorbs your own anger & any anger directed towards you. Opens the third eye & channels higher wisdom. Releases the ties of old emotions to reduce triggers. Great for pregnancy.

Crystal Healing
Balances calcium, relieves pain, boosts circulation & nutrient absorption.

Group: Borates
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Composition: Ca2B5SiO9(OH)5
Form/Habit: Tabular, nodular, massive
Hardness: 3.5
Cleavage: None
Fracture: Conchoidal to uneven
Lustre: Subvitreous, dull
Streak: White
Specific Gravity: 2.6
Transparency: Translucent to opaque
R.I: 1.583-1.608
Colour: White with grey & black veins
Birefringence: 0.090
Pleochroism: None
Fluorescence: Orange to brownish yellow

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