I'm no rock expert, but I thought I'd go for a search to see what I can find. It does look a lot like howlite. And I know you said it started with an H, but my H search turned up nothing but howlite. But, the next closest that my eyes see as the same look would be this candle quartz.
I'm sure this is probably not it either, but i thought i'd put it out there.
Funny thing is, Tom (Thought on a Wind) and I went back to the rock shop today because I had school in the area and he accompanied me since I didn't sleep last night and was worried about me driving alone. The shop had their retailers only section open to the public and I found out what this rock is. It is called Muscovite. The muscovite is the mica like things that I thought were little gold color pieces. they looked goldish because they were reflecting the color of the light. Anyways I want to post information on muscovite like I did with the other crystals and stones. Should I do that in a new thread? Also Tom bought me a big chunk of muscovite today as well as some other stones and crystals! I don't think I will have time to take pictures though, because of homework.