1 1/2" Desert (Selenite) Rose Formations

This is a Desert Rose formation collected in Chihuahua, Mexico. They are 1.5-2" wide and most are a single "ball", while some are doubles. The photos are representative of what the pieces look like.

Desert Rose is the name given to a rose shaped formations of selenite (a form of gypsum) with sand inclusions. The “petals” of the desert rose are flattened selenite crystals, fanning out from the cleavage planes. They form in arid sandy environments also known as deserts. The sand inclusions cause the desert rose to take on the color of the surrounding sand. Native American legends say that they are rocks carved into flowers by their ancestors.
FOR SALE
$3
78 Available
Quantity Discounts
3 to 9 Pieces
$2
10+ Pieces
$1.50
DETAILS
MINERAL
Selenite With Sand Inclusions
LOCATION
Chihuahua, Mexico
SIZE
1 1/2 - 2" wide