The Mineral Garden
This listing is for 1 raw Desert Rose, which will be intuitively selected. As these are natural raw stone, they may differ in size and appearance from those pictured.
Locality : Morroco
Size approx : 1" (9g-18g)
- Common Localities: Morocco (Erfoud, Boumalne-Dades, Taouz), Mexico (Santa Eulalia), United States (New Mexico, Oklahoma)
- Composition: Calcium, sulfur, and oxygen [CaSO4·2H2O]
Selenite Desert Roses are named after the rose-like shape that the clusters of bladed crystals form. They are a popular choice for spiritual practices due to their association with purity, clarity, and spiritual enlightenment. Selenite Desert Roses are typically found in desert regions, where the dry climate and wind help to form the distinctive rose-like shape. In addition to Morocco, Selenite Desert Roses can also be found in Mexico and the United States. Santa Eulalia in Mexico is a well-known locality for these minerals, as well as other gypsum minerals. In the United States, large specimens of Selenite Desert Roses can be found in New Mexico and Oklahoma.
Selenite has been used for a variety of purposes throughout history, including for decorative purposes and as a building material. In ancient times, it was also believed to have medicinal properties and was used to treat a variety of ailments. Today, Selenite Desert Roses are popular among collectors and those who practice spiritual and healing practices. In addition to their beauty, they are valued for their association with purity and spiritual enlightenment.