Lapis blue howlite is dyed to resemble lapis lazuli. Howlite can contain grey to black inclusions and occasional matrix. Named for its discoverer, Henry How, a Nova Scotia geologist, howlite is famous for imitating other minerals. Found in California, USA.
Color may vary from dye lot to dye lot. Testing for colorfastness is recommended.
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