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Desert Rose

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Crystal Description

Gypsum is a common hydrated calcium sulphate mineral. Varieties of Gypsum include Satin Spar (fibrous), Selenite (clear crystalline), Alabaster (fine grained) and Desert Rose (brown sand inclusions). Gypsum crystals can form interesting wavy formations.

Desert Rose are found in dry, desert conditions and arid areas. Sand may become trapped both on the inside and the outside of Gypsum crystals as they form. Fine Desert Rose specimens can be spectacular and sought after by collectors.

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Metaphysical Properties

Desert Rose promotes personal development and supports positive change and evolution of character.

Desert Rose can gently remove barriers to belief systems which no longer self for the highest good.

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Crystal Healing Uses

Desert Rose can be used to strengthen bones.

Desert Rose is useful as an anti aging skin treatment.

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Details

Colour:brown, orange, pink, yellow, green
Class:Sulphate
Group:Monoclinic
Formations:tabular, prismatic, acicular, bladed, acicular crystals. fibrous, scaly, grainy, lenticular, rosette, massive, cactus, curved. Crystals frequently twin, forming perfect fishtail or swallowtail twins
Localities:Worldwide
Chemical Composition:CaSO4-2(H2O)
Hardness:2
Lustre:vitreous, translucent to opaque
Cleavage:good in one direction
Varieties:Alabaster, Desert Rose, Gypsum, Satin Spar, Selenite

Disclaimer:

All crystal healing uses, magical uses and metaphysical definitions are provided as a means of education, and do not imply a guarantee of effect. Those suffering from illness should consult with their General Practitioner in the first instance. Crystal healing is a holistic complementary healthcare practice and should be carried out by a suitably qualified crystal healing practitioner.

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