Desert Rose

Desert rose is a curious formation made up of groups of lenticular gypsum crystals mixed with reddish quartz sand. It forms in environments characterized by arid climate, a gypsum layer placed under a sandy cover, and by a shallow water table. The formation process involves as a first step the solubilization of gypsum in water which, through capillarity, can rise to the surface. The high desert temperatures heat up the sandy surface causing the precipitation of gypsum from the water according to the typical petal-like arrangement. The yellowish color is due to the presence of sand grains inside the crystal structure. Desert roses represent a magnificent decorative element of locations as ornaments, especially for the various and sometimes imposing elegant specimens.

Tunisia

Desert Rose on Pedestal
Tunisia
500mm

€450.00 Ex Tax: €450.00

Fantastic Desert Rose from Tunisia.A unique mineral formed by Gesso or Barite with different grains of sand inside, which takes on this characteristic shape from which the name derives.Mounted on a br..

Tris of Desert Roses on Pedestal
180mm

€155.00 Ex Tax: €155.00

Mineral: Desert RoseSize 1: 180×89×89 mmSize 2: 150×74×52 mmSize 3: 137×64×63 mmWeight: 870 gProvenance: Tamerza, TunisiaThe Desert Rose also known as Sand Rose, is a mineral from Tunisia and is made ..

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Desert Roses Cluster
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Desert Roses Cluster
25cm

€120.00 Ex Tax: €120.00

Mineral: Desert RoseSize: 25×17×19 cmWeight: 4675 gProvenance: Tamerza, TunisiaLarge specimen of Desert Rose Cluster from Tunisia: this is a formation similar to roses composed by gypsum crystals and ..

Desert Roses Cluster
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Desert Roses Cluster
35cm

€300.00 Ex Tax: €300.00

Mineral: Desert RoseSize: 35 x 26 x 187 cm Weight: 8790 Provenance: West Sahara Particular desert rose from Tunisia: it is a gypsum and barite aggregate that is formed in particular climatic and pre..

Desert Roses Cluster
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Desert Roses Cluster
43cm

€450.00 Ex Tax: €450.00

Mineral: Desert RoseSize: 43x27x20 cm Weight: 8000 g Provenance: Western SaharaLarge specimen of Desert Rose, a mineral from Western Sahara that forms ad a conglomerate of gypsum and barite which fo..

Desert Roses Cluster
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Desert Roses Cluster
34cm

€150.00 Ex Tax: €150.00

Mineral: Desert RoseSize: 34×24×15 cmWeight: 4600 gProvenance: Tamerza, TunisiaParticular example of Desert Rose coming from Tunisia that is formed during the evaporation of shallow saline basin, in v..

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Tunisia

Desert Rose on Pedestal
Tunisia
500mm

€450.00 Ex Tax: €450.00

Fantastic Desert Rose from Tunisia.A unique mineral formed by Gesso or Barite with different grains of sand inside, which takes on this characteristic shape from which the name derives.Mounted on a br..

Desert Roses Cluster
Sold

Desert Roses Cluster
25cm

€120.00 Ex Tax: €120.00

Mineral: Desert RoseSize: 25×17×19 cmWeight: 4675 gProvenance: Tamerza, TunisiaLarge specimen of Desert Rose Cluster from Tunisia: this is a formation similar to roses composed by gypsum crystals and ..

Desert Roses Cluster
Sold

Desert Roses Cluster
35cm

€300.00 Ex Tax: €300.00

Mineral: Desert RoseSize: 35 x 26 x 187 cm Weight: 8790 Provenance: West Sahara Particular desert rose from Tunisia: it is a gypsum and barite aggregate that is formed in particular climatic and pre..

Desert Roses Cluster
Sold

Desert Roses Cluster
43cm

€450.00 Ex Tax: €450.00

Mineral: Desert RoseSize: 43x27x20 cm Weight: 8000 g Provenance: Western SaharaLarge specimen of Desert Rose, a mineral from Western Sahara that forms ad a conglomerate of gypsum and barite which fo..

Desert Roses Cluster
Sold

Desert Roses Cluster
34cm

€150.00 Ex Tax: €150.00

Mineral: Desert RoseSize: 34×24×15 cmWeight: 4600 gProvenance: Tamerza, TunisiaParticular example of Desert Rose coming from Tunisia that is formed during the evaporation of shallow saline basin, in v..

Tris of Desert Roses on Pedestal
180mm

€155.00 Ex Tax: €155.00

Mineral: Desert RoseSize 1: 180×89×89 mmSize 2: 150×74×52 mmSize 3: 137×64×63 mmWeight: 870 gProvenance: Tamerza, TunisiaThe Desert Rose also known as Sand Rose, is a mineral from Tunisia and is made ..

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