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Desert Rose

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A (more or less) rose-like crystal group formed by precipitation in (usually) arid desert regions containing trapped sand particles. Usually gypsum is the host mineral (Gypsum Rose), but baryte (Baryte Rose), celestine and other minerals can form Desert Rose groups, too.

Classification of Desert Rose

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Other Names for Desert Rose

Synonyms:
Sand Rose
Other Languages:
German:Wüstenrose

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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  • Localities for Desert Rose

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Algeria
     
    Museu Geologico of Lisbon mineral collection
    Argentina
     
    • Buenos Aires
      • Bahia Blanca District
        • Gral. Cerri
    Raúl Jorge Tauber Larry
    Mexico
     
    http://www.mindat.org/photo-267763.html
      • Mun. de Villa Ahumada
    Carlos Medina collection
    Morocco
     
    • Meknès-Tafilalet Region
      • Er Rachidia Province (Errachidia Province)
        • Erfoud (Erfud)
    António Manuel Ináçio Martins.
    Namibia
     
    • Erongo Region
    Bezing, L. von., Bode, R., and Jahn, S., (2008), Namibia, Minerals and Localities. (in English).
    South Africa
     
    • Northern Cape Province
      • Francis Baard District
        • Windsorton
    Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa, 211 pp; Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa. Struik Publishers, Cape Town, SA, 124 pp;
    Spain
     
    • Canary Islands
      • Las Palmas Province
        • Fuerteventura
          • Pájara
    colletion of Volker Betz
    • Castile-La Mancha
      • Cuenca
    Martins da Pedra
    • Catalonia
      • Barcelona
        • Maresme
    Laura Palacios Pérez, Minerals i roques, Pòrtic Natura, 2003
    Tunisia
     
    • Douz
    Rui Nunes collection
    UK
     
    • England
      • Oxfordshire
        • Yarnton
    Article in WSM&LC Journal
    USA
     
    • Arizona
      • Cochise Co.
    Mitchell, 2001. Gem Trails of Arizona
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