71.60 CTS HOWLITE DYED TO LOOK LIKE TURQUOISE

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Dimensions (mm) 47 x 44 x 3mm
Weight (carats) not provided
Colors
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Patrik's  MINERALS & LAPIDARY

HOWLITE DYED 


Natural  howlite dyed to look like Turquoise

large cabochon polished stone  the edge on this stone could of been cut better 

 

 size     47 x 44 x 3 MM 

 weight    71.60  CTS   

 ( 6 MM IS APPROX 1/4 INCH )

  CODE : G 4022

 

Howlite was discovered near Windsor, Nova Scotia in 1868 and named after Henry How, a Canadian chemist, geologist, and mineralogist. 

It often forms in nodules which resemble cauliflower heads. The nodules are opaque, white with gray or black veins, often showing web-like pattern. Crystals are very rare and are found in only a couple localities in the world. The maximum size of crystals is about 1 cm.

Howlite is used for cabochons, decorative objects, beads, small carvings or jewelry components. Dyed blue howlite is used as a turquoise substitute .

$8.00 USD

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