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Desert rose (Algeria)

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, MNCN - CSIC

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, MNCN - CSIC

The Desert rose is a variety of gypsum that resembles the petals of roses and it is only found in desert areas. It has a characteristic reddish hue due to the presence of iron oxides. This sample is from the Sahara Desert (Algeria) and has a great mineralogical interest.

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  • Title: Desert rose (Algeria)
  • Type: Rock and mineral specimens

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