A fun collection of rocks that look like food.

I’ve been gathering pics of rock and mineral specimens that look remarkably like edibles. Have fun with this parade of yummy-looking rocks that resemble meat, sweets, fruits and vegetables, and other fixings.

Rhodochrosite (magnesium carbonate) often looks like smoked meat as with this display that could pass for a butcher’s shop window. Source unknown.
A very tiny roast ham stone.
Photo: “Forbidden ham”. Source unknown.
Sausages anyone?
Photo: Rhodochrosite stalactites. Source unknown.
Fry up that bacon!
Photo: “Natural Raw Rhodochrosite Slice” sold by Aliexpress Feifanstore.
Slice of smoked ham or Pink Grapefruit?
Photo: Rhodochrosite stalactite slice. Source unknown.
Potato rock. Quartz pebble. Sources unknown.
Key lime pie from the display called “Rock Food Table” by Bill and Lois Pattillo.
Chocolate crystal wafers look as if they would melt in your mouth. These are calcite-hematite crystals. Photo source: Wikimedia, Robert Lavinsky.
Wulfenite “toffee”. Source unknown
Berry sweet cheesecake? Nope. Red agate, opal, and botryoidal chalcedony. From Nevada, photo credit Chelsea Thompson
Botryoidal purple chalcedony. Source unknown (mineral retailer).
Fruit slices. Sold by LovingThyselfRocks.
Egg rock. Appears to be porous limestone, perhaps a fossil sponge with a weathered outer crust. Source: Reddit user JB_v1
Crusty bread rock. Source unknown.
Pizza agate. Source unknown but appeared on Reddit several years ago.
Here’s a piece of “fried chicken” made famous on Instagram. Photo credit: Amelia Rude Instagram/@unbeadableenergies
Waxy luster is reminiscent of raw fish. From the display called “Rock Food Table” by Bill and Lois Pattillo.

Some rocks resemble meat so much that a reverse image search will identify the picture as food. Typically, the “beef” rocks are jasper stone or red marble. When wet, they resemble fresh meat.

Source unknown.
Wetting the rocks enhances the color and makes them look more like flesh. Source unknown.
“Forbidden steak”. Possibly jasper with weathered rind. Source unknown.
Check out that marbling! Source unknown.
Slab of “meat” that is actually petrified wood from Arizona. Sold in local shop.
This “steak” appears to be a slice of a sandstone cobble colored by iron. Source unknown.
A roast. Also from “Rock Food Table” by Bill and Lois Pattillo.
Table and benches made of raw meat. That is, rose quartz. Source unknown.
Huge steak! Outcrop at Tettegouche State Park, Minnesota.

Finally, a collection of watermelon tourmaline – a stunning stone with a pink center that shades to bright green. It resembles juicy candy, jellies, or slices of fruit.

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