Geology  / History

Howlite is a borate mineral found in evaporite deposits. It often forms in nodules which resemble cauliflower heads. The nodules are opaque white with gray 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 1 cm. 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

Fluorescense: Orange to brownish yellow