Desert Rose Gypsum - Mineral Specimen


The Desert Rose Crystal (also known as Selenite Rose, Gypsum Rose, Sand Rose and Rose Rock) is the name given to the rose-shaped like crystal cluster formations of gypsum and baryte, which are also composed of a large volume of sand grains. The crystals form a circular formation of flat sheets, giving the rock a shape somewhat similar to a blossoming rose.

This specimen is from Morocco.

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115x75x40mm, 250g approx