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- n. A calcium borosilicate hydroxide found in evaporite deposits.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hydrous silicoborate of calcium occurring in compact white nodules embedded in anhydrite or gypsum at Brookville, Nova Scotia. Also called silicoborocalcite.
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The skulls are made from howlite which is a gemstone with a calming effect.
She uses white and grey howlite, as well as aquamarine stones.
So, then the howlite is commonly dyed to imitate the more expensive stone.
"The howlite stones help with healing, while the onyx ones are believed to have the power to absorb anger and negative energy as well as serve as a protective and healing agent," added Ng. Each massage lasts for 90 minutes and costs RM260.
Ng Ming Sim, co-partner of the Thann Sanctuary, said the heated black (onyx) and white (howlite) stones help to massage the body's acupoints like those of acupuncture.