White and blue howlite stone meaning.
Howlite is a mineral. It is a calcium hydroxylated borosilicate.
A calcium borosilicate hydroxide (Ca2B5SiO9(OH)5), is a borate mineral found in evaporite deposits. It was discovered near Windsor, Nova Scotia in 1868 by Henry How (1828–1879), a Canadian chemist, geologist, and mineralogist.
How was alerted to the unknown mineral by miners in a gypsum quarry, who found it to be a nuisance. He called the new mineral silico-boro-calcite. It was given the name howlite by James Dwight Dana shortly thereafter.
The most common form is irregular nodules, sometimes resembling cauliflower. Crystals are rare, having been found in only a couple localities worldwide. Crystals were first reported from Tick Canyon, California, and later at Iona, Nova Scotia.
They reach a maximum size of about 1 cm. The nodules are white with fine grey or black veins in an erratic, often web-like pattern, opaque with a sub-vitreous luster. The crystals at Iona are colorless, white or brown and are often translucent or transparent.
Its structure is monoclinic with a Mohs hardness of 3.5 and lacks regular cleavage. Crystals are prismatic and flattened. The crystals from Tick Canyon are elongated along the 010 axis, while those from Iona are elongated along the 001 axis.
Blue howlite or turquoise imitation
White stone is commonly used to make decorative objects such as small carvings or jewelry components. Because of its porous texture, The stone can be easily dyed to become blue howlite to imitate other minerals, especially turquoise because of the superficial similarity of the veining patterns.
The stone is also sold in its natural state, sometimes under the misleading trade names of “white turquoise” or “white buffalo turquoise,” or the derived name “white buffalo stone.”
In the context of the pseudoscience of crystal healing, it is thought to have properties that help relieve stress, provide mental stability, and, strengthen bones and teeth, among other benefits.
Howlite meaning and healing properties benefits
The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.
the stone strengthens memory and stimulates desire for knowledge. It teaches patience and helps to eliminate rage, pain and stress. A calming stone, it calms communication, facilitates awareness and encourages emotional expression. the gemstone balances calcium levels in the body.
What is howlite good for?
The gemstone is a calming stone and it can help its wearer to reduce their own levels of stress and anger, as well as anger that is directed towards them. The stone absorbs negative energy and its calming qualities are thought to also help reduce insomnia as it relieves and unburdens an overactive mind.
Is howlite a real gemstone?
Contrary to popular belief, It is a gemstone, and more specifically, it’s a borate mineral. It’s usually found in evaporite deposits and is relatively rare. It’s mined only in parts of the U.S. and in Canada, where it was first discovered in 1868 in Nova Scotia.
What does howlite do spiritually?
It is one of the attunement stones which link the user to higher spiritual consciousness. The stone opens and prepares the mind to receive the energies and wisdom of attunements. It can be used to facilitate awareness, encourage emotional expression and assist in the elimination of pain, stress and rage.
How can you tell fake howlite?
A good test is to check out the lines on the turquoise, on genuine turquoise and on dyed howlite, these lines will be sunk into the stone itself. On some fake pieces, they are painted or dyed on and cannot be felt with a fingernail.
What chakra is howlite?
The crown chakra is all about a quiet calm mind and being connected to higher energetic and spiritual realms. The crystal works to clear a pathway for the other stones included in the crown chakra line to fully activate your highest self.
Can you put howlite in water?
You could use the traditional method of a salt water cleansing, the gemstone is alright with water contact.
Can I wash howlite?
To clean your stone, simply use soapy water and a soft cloth. Be sure to rinse well to remove soapy residue. It is best to wrap gemstones in soft cloth or place them inside a fabric-lined jewelry box.
What goes well with white howlite?
It is best paired with other stones and crystals that can put your mind at ease and calm down strong emotions. The best stones and crystals to combine with howlite are rose quartz, blue lace agate, amethyst, and peridot.
What hand do you wear a howlite bracelet on?
You can wear crystal bracelet on right hand to release your inside energy to outside, or protect yourself from receiving negative energy.
What is the natural color of howlite stone?
Natural stones occurs as a white, marble-colored material. Dark veining runs throughout the rough, which is also known as its matrix. Matrix bears a strong resemblance to a spider web, and it will range in color from a dark brown, gray, or black.
Is red howlite natural?
The crystal is naturally a white stone, so if it is any color other than white it has been dyed.
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