Say What?

My husband started googling “Sand Rose” and this came up. Holy mackerel, this looks just like the one I found! $2,371.70 on 1st Dibs.

This rock is a huge mystery to me. They are found in Saudi Arabia, Oklahoma, Namibia, Egypt…but Montclair, NJ? Today I asked a town maintenance guy if he’d ever seen one of these. No, he said. Never.

How did it land on my street?

Maybe someone left it there? A kid with a mineral collection? This is a very large piece weighing around 10 or 15 pounds (estimate: I didn’t weigh it). I love it. This is the kind of thing that happens and makes me very happy!

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20 responses to “Say What?”

  1. alongtheinterstice says :

    Maybe it’s the even more rare nomadic sandrose. (Or for the Monty python fans, maybe a sparrow carried it)

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  2. Victo Dolore says :

    That much? Really? I have smaller ones I have picked up for a couple of dollars here and there!

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  3. suzieperon says :

    That would make me very happy too. A magical occurrence. Enjoy!

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  4. Betty Hayes Albright says :

    Wow! The mystery deepens – that it’s worth so much, and that it’s so rare! (Lost by some geology professor on his way to…. somewhere?)

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  5. Carol says :

    What a grand treasure! I am happy it ended up with someone who appreciates it!

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  6. debiriley says :

    2K fortune find… amazing! unbelievable and LUCKY YOU šŸ™‚

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  7. alethakuschan says :

    Well, you know the saying, “when life gives you rocks, start drawing ….” That’s a saying, isn’t it?

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  8. Poet Rummager says :

    I bet a crow picked it up somewhere and dropped it off, because you may be a favorite human! Crows love shiny things, and I hear they gift some trinkets to folks who may have shown them kindness šŸ™‚

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  9. kestrelart says :

    My father worked across the Middle East and brought home a sand rose. I don’t know what happened to it. As a child, I was always fascinated by it and amazed how it could have formed.

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  10. Jill Kuhn says :

    What a cool find!! šŸ‘

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