Barite Rose Rock (Medium) $1.00 Each Oklahoma Stone Uncommon Stone
Barite rose rock is the state stone of Oklahoma. This rock specimen is medium size. Natïve American Indian folklore states that "God, looking down from heaven, decided to commemorate the courageous Cherokees. As the blood of the braves and the tears of the maidens fell to the ground, they were turned to stones in the shape of a rose." The Rose Rock is found in Oklahoma, the end of the journey. Science reads the roses formed when barite crystals precipitated from groundwater in the pore spaces between quartz sand grains within the sandstone.