David K. Joyce Minerals

Howlite, Shubenacadie River, Nova Scotia

Howlite was first discovered and described in Nova Scotia over 100 years ago by Henry How a scientist from Nova Scotia. It was included in Dana's 5th Edition in 1868, as well. The location was a quarry in Hants Co., not far from this locality, which is also in Hants County, probably on the same or related rock formation. These cauliflower-like nodule specimens, however, were recently collected on the banks of the Shubenacadie river where the flowing river water wears away the anhydrite/gypsum matrix. They could be a striking and meaningful addition to your mineral collection!

All prices in Canadian dollars. For payment in US$, deduct 16% or multiply by 0.84.

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HowliteHowlite, Shubenacadie River, Nova Scotia
  • Item #16129
  • Howlite
  • 5.5x5.2x5.3 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $35.00
  • Shubenacadie River

  • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • This specimen shows a 15mm cauliflower-like nodule of white howlite, the same as the type locality specimens, embedded in eroded anhydrite/gypsum. Displays well.
HowliteHowlite, Shubenacadie River, Nova Scotia
  • Item #16135
  • Howlite
  • 6.6x3.7x2.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $35.00
  • Shubenacadie River

  • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • This specimen shows a white, porcelainous nodule of howlite attached to a thin plate of crystalline anhydrite. Very good example. Shows very well!