||HOWLITE Nodule- Turquoise Impostor
Soft white bumpy aggregations. Scratches with Obsidian (glass) but not with a copper penny. Mohs 5?
This Howlite was collected on the West coast, most likely Ticks Canyon, CA. Howlite is usually dyed because white howlite receives little attention in the marketplace. Most people think that it is boring. However, when it is dyed to a brilliant or pastel blue, green, red, yellow, or purple it catches people’s eyes. Hence the name “Turquoise Imposter.” Cut, with a face on the bottom it makes an interesting book weight. Sliced into cabs they make an interesting item. I have some listed under SLABS.