Wholesale Flat: Desert Roses From Morocco (1.5 to 3") - 32 Pieces
This is a wholesale flat of 32 desert (selenite) rose formations from the Sahara Desert in Morocco. The range from 1 1/2 to 3" wide with most over 2". The entire lot weights 9 1/2 lbs. At the wholesale price they are $1.50 each
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.
Selenite With Sand Inclusions
Sahara Desert, Morocco
32 pieces, 1.5 to 3" wide, 9 1/2 lbs total