Howlite slabs


howlite slabs

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A slab sample of the rare howlite from Tick Canyon, CA will contain five square inches (Approx. 2 1/2 x 2 1/2″ or any combination to make five square inches. ( Stock 525s) This material was very popular back in the 60”s but hard to find today. The rough material is rounded or cauliflower shaped nodules usually with a gray exterior with small areas of white showing due to abrasions. Slabs of howlite will be snow white with black spider web veins. Some contain a small amount of golden/brown colored areas and these are nice for added contrast. Saw one web site calling this howlite, Pinto Howlite. Howlite is soft (approx. 3 1/2 in hardness) but will take dye easily and can be made to look like turquoise. Use carving tools and make some interesting patterns or art work on the slabs or make cabochons.

Additional information

Weight 0.4 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 2 × .25 in


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