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!
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