This unique formation makes a rose rock easily identifiable even to the most novice of rockhounds. Though it may form individually or in small groupings, some sprout up together in large clusters of rocks that can weigh more than a thousand—yes, a thousand!—pounds.
The rose rock materializes in arid, sandy places around the world like Egypt, Spain, and Mexico. However, it is central Oklahoma where the largest quantity of well-formed rose rocks can be found. These particular stones were created 250 million years ago when the sea that once covered the land retreated and the water began crystallizing around the quartz sand.
Oklahoma is so fond of the flower-shaped stone it made it the official state rock in 1968. The small town of Noble, located just south of Oklahoma City, is known as the “rose rock capital of the world.”
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