I love rocks. I don’t buy any souvenirs during my travel, but I do pick interesting rocks.
Desert Rose is a beautiful rock I’ve seen in rock and mineral shops. It is a type of gypsum that forms rosette-like concretions. The rock is very cute and looks man-made.
Since it can be found in Arizona, I wondered whether I would be lucky to find it in the wilderness. One place to spot them, I learned, is a mine in Camp Verde. So Libby and I tried our luck. The salt mine is one of the oldest known mines in the United States. From far, the area seems covered by snow. We had a great time looking around and searching, but we only found “broken roses”.
(The “broken rose” we found)
(The photo is copied online)