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Gypsum Desert Rose Mineral Crystal Rock 1.5-2 Inch w Info Card
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This Fascinating Mineral Specimen Comes With A Fact Filled Information Card....Gypsum Desert Rose Mineral Crystal Rock 1.5-2 Inch Desert Rose is a name given to rosette formations of the minerals gypsum and barite with poikilotopic sand inclusions. The "petals" are crystals flattened on the c crystallographic axis, fanning open along characteristic gypsum cleavage planes. The rosette, rose like habit occurs when the crystals form in arid sandy conditions, such as the evaporation of a shallow salt basin. Also called, sand rose, rose rock, selenite rose, gypsum rose, gypsum rosette, barite rose. Quantity is one rock, 1.5-2 inches and weighs about 2 ounces. Ages 8 and up