Desert Rose mineral, Mexico Prehistoric Online
Desert Rose mineral, Mexico Prehistoric Online
Desert Rose mineral, Mexico Prehistoric Online

Desert Rose mineral, Mexico

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SKU: db-gypr-15

Desert Rose
Barite,Sand,Gypsum
dimension:  3″x3″x1″

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Desert Rose mineral, Mexico
Desert rose is the colloquial name given to rose-like formations of crystal clusters of gypsum or baryte which include abundant sand grains. The ‘petals’ are crystals flattened on the c crystallographic axis, fanning open in radiating flattened crystal clusters.

The rosette crystal habit tends to occur when the crystals form in arid sandy conditions, such as the evaporation of a shallow salt basin. The crystals form a circular array of flat plates, giving the rock a shape similar to a rose blossom. Gypsum roses usually have better defined, sharper edges than barite roses.

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 2 in
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