A Desert Rose is a Selenite gypsum that occurs naturally.
It’s most often the combination of Selenite and Barite and forms through a process of moisture condensation.
The Selenite clusters together and creates a mass.
This mass is then subjected to the elements present around it, like wind erosion and sand. What forms after is the Desert Rose!
It resembles a cluster of rose petals, and its colors can range from brown, tan, cream, to white.
It is also sometimes called Gypsum Rose, Selenite Rose, Rose Rock, Gypsum Rosette, and Sand Rose.
It is found in many desert areas like Algeria, Australia, Spain, Morocco, Mexico, and South Africa.