113Grams desert rose GG 2069

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Desert Rose is the name given to rosette formations of the minerals gypsum and barite with sand 
inclusions. The 'petals' are crystals flattened , fanning open along characteristic gypsum cleavage 
planes. The rosette crystal habit tends to occur when the crystals form in arid sandy conditions, such as 
the evaporation of a shallow salt basin.

 Desert roses are mineral formations that are found on the surface and are beautiful examples of the 
natural power of the shaping forces of wind, water and pressure in dry, arid regions. These formations 
are also called Sand RosesRose RocksSelenite RosesGypsum Roses, andBarite Roses

 Desert roses are crystal-like formations and may produce a rose shape, multiple plates adjoining at 
angles or the formations may look like a cluster of cereal flakes. They can look like flowers that have 
turned to stone. Native American stories told us that these were rocks carved into flowers by our 
ancestors to let us know they were here before us. Desert Roses take on the color of the sand because 
Selenite is a fibrous mineral and fine sand becomes trapped between the fibers as it crystallizes

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