Sunday, April 24, 2011
Rose rock from Oklahoma
As we mentioned in a recent story on Elliot's blog, Noble, Oklahoma, claims the title of "Rose Rock Capital of the World." The story included some pictures of rose rock (barite) that we gathered from the internet. But we'd never seen rose rock, or even heard of it, before Elliot landed in his new area. Then two nights ago, Elliot's mother and I served as chaperones at the Mormon Prom at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. We were wandering through the Gem and Mineral Hall and began to wonder if we might see some rose rock. Sure enough, we found a display of rose rock from Edmond, Oklahoma. Here's a couple of pictures we took.