Howlite, also known as Magnesite, is a calcium borosilicate hydroxide mineral that crystallizes in the form of masses, nodules and occasional small prismatic crystals. It's commonly found with a color scheme consisting of chalky white with black veins running throughout. However it can also be seen as brown or even colorless. Howlite was first discovered in 1868 near the town of Windsor, Nova Scotia. Henry How (famed Canadian chemist and geologist) was alerted of an odd mineral that had occurred in a gypsum mine close to his office at nearby King’s College. He investigated this unusual crystal and determined it to be a completely new mineral.
This naturally beautiful rock specimen is of good size and would make a great addition to any rockhounds collection. 4 of the sides of this piece is left rough, and has a polished face on it.
Measurements are approximately: This Piece of White Howlite is 3 inches tall and is 2.5 inches in width.