Amazing Desert Rose Mexico

$150.00

Desert Rose

Barite,Sand,Gypsum

dimension:  12″x8″x5″

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Description

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.

Additional information

Weight 100 oz
Dimensions 15 × 15 × 10 in


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