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!