When looking at cabs in catalogs, I see Lapis Howlite or
Torquoise Howlite. What is the "Howlite" ?
Howlite is hydrated calcium silico-borate, a white, soft
material (about 3-1/2 hardness) sometimes with grayish lines
through it, and found in nodules from walnut size up to boulder
The material you refer to is also called "Tidy-Bowl turquoise"
and is made by dyeing the howlite with TidyBowl ( a blue toilet
If anyone wants to get a nodule, let me know.
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