Desert Rose small

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This listing is for 1 single Desert Rose Specimen.

Desert rose is the 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 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.

Average dimensions:

Length: 31mm
Width: 24mm
Height: 22mm
Weight: 25g