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DESERT ROSE (LARGE EXAMPLE) - NORTH AFRICA

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'DESERT ROSE'

A large and spectacular natural sculpture formed of gypsum crystals

North Africa


Desert roses are remarkable natural crystal formations.  They are rosette-shaped groups of gypsum crystals with inclusions of sand.  Desert roses normally form only in arid, sandy environments such as the deserts of North Africa. 

This example is from the Sahara Desert. It has a few bruises on the edges of the crystals (gypsum is a soft mineral) but otherwise this is a spectacular natural sculpture that would look great in a home or office.

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Size:  33 x 18 x 16 centimetres
Weight:  3.53 kilograms


Due to its size and the fact that it is relatively fragile, this item would best be collected from us at one of the shows or fairs we attend. Please enquire.

PRICE: £65.00