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White Howlite: Meaning, Healing & Properties

Everything you need to know about White Howlite.


White Howlite consists of Hydrous Calcium Borate (Ca2B5SiO9(OH)5) and often creates nodules that look a lot like cauliflower heads. It has a hardness of 3-3.5 on Moh’s scale and a specific gravity of about 2.5.

White Howlite is a light mineral, and is usually of a chalky white colour, with grey, brown or black veins or streaks and web-like markings and blotches. It can be described as a marbled stone. 

It has been found in large quantities in the United States, mostly in California at the Sterling Borax Mine and Tick Canyon in Los Angeles County; Gower Gulch, Inyo County and Daggett, in San Bernardino County and other borate deposits around California. 

You can identify White Howlite by its appearance of white stone having nodules with natural grey lines. Jewellery with it will have a clean look to it if it is pure white. The lustre is earthily glimmering, while the transparency is opaque. Above all, there is no cleavage. With these physical properties, you can easily identify this stone.

There are two more tests to conduct to know whether a given stone is a Howlite or not. If it is, it will shine as an off-white, yellowish-white, or a blue shade when kept under shortwave UV light. Another way to test it is to keep it in a hydrochloric acid solution in which a real stone shall dissolve without giving out any bubbles.

White Howlite best combines with:

  • Amber or Chrysoprase: You can pair with either if you want to increase your patience and understanding when it comes to people and situations.

  • Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Peridot or Blue Lace Agate: Paired with either of these crystals for experiencing peace and relaxation.
  • Hematite: These 2 combined promotes restful sleep and slows racing thoughts. Promotes peaceful thought and contentment with where you currently are in life.
  • Element: Wind, Air
  • Planet: Mercury
  • Zodiac: Gemini, Virgo, Scorpio
  • Chakras: Crown


White Howlite is named after Henry How, the scientist who brought this crystal to academic awareness in 1868 after finding deposits of the crystal in Nova Scotia.

However, the stone has received other names as well, most recently Snow Leopard Stone, for its resemblance to the fur of the beautiful large cat of Central and South Asia – and likely because these beautiful creatures also make a striking howl.


Howlite is a beautiful white stone that represents the spiritual qualities of stillness, tenderness, and open-mindedness.

When using this stone as a meditation aid and spiritual ally, you may feel yourself being transported to snow-packed mountain ranges, where spirit and nature are united in a blanket of white.

As with all white sacred gemstones, Howlite can bring peace and clarity of mind – its black lines, however, signify that the mind is still at work, focused, not shut off. Let Howlite guide you in the process of slowing down physically while maintaining full spiritual and mental awareness.

Its relation to snow makes it a crystal of the winter months when the bodies of mammals enter into either full or partial hibernation.

This process is integral spiritually; it provides the soul and spirit the energy they need to continue their important transformative works.

As you are undergoing your spiritual transformation, no matter what stage of your process you are in, Howlite provides the example of the snow leopard with its strength and focus, but also of the soft, white fur that it carries with it wherever he or she goes. Similarly, each of us can carry the softness of the spirit when making transformations in our life, remembering to treat ourselves gently because significant changes take time and do not happen overnight. 


The energies of Howlite can provide support in healing different physical and mental conditions.

Howlite can help cure insomnia when you use it as a gem elixir before going to bed. It can also act as a pain reliever for cramps and other forms of physical pain.

Howlite can aid in the treatment of anxiety disorders and other stress-related illnesses. Is also an excellent crystal for sleeping and peaceful respite, night after night.

It’s also good for the bones and can help with bone-related diseases or conditions, like osteoporosis. Howlite can balance your calcium levels and help in the proper distribution of much-need nutrients.

This stone is good for the endocrine and circulatory system. It can also boost your skin health! It’s a great memory enhancer and mood stabilizer. It can also improve your learning abilities, especially if you’re suffering from ADHD.


It will give you the gift of wisdom and enlightenment. It can help you connect to higher realms and remove the veils that are blocking the truths in your life.

Howlite is a great tool to have during meditation because it can help you focus your mind. It can promote serenity of mind and remove any kind of distracting thought.

It will help you get rid of your stress and anxiety because Howlite is also a powerful calming stone.

This stone will also work in giving you the strength to let go of unhealthy attachments and old emotional pains.

It can help you process your emotions so that they can give you peace, happiness, and contentment in all aspects of your life.

Howlite is a wonder stone that can effectively calm your upset or harried state of mind. It can soften or remove your anger, your aggressiveness, and your being unreasonable.

Howlite will eliminate selfishness and thoughtlessness. It will help you stop being overly critical about yourself, too.


Our lepidolite (mica) is directly sourced from Zimbabwe, Africa We purchase from two miners who both have their factory and ethical sourcing background. over 25-30 years worth of running business within the crystal and gem world. 

None of our suppliers work with children under age. It is illegal in most countries now to mine with children, the businesses we work with comply and are registered under the Ethical sourcing conduct.

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