Rose Rock Technologies, Inc. was founded in March 2013 by two local Tulsa natives. The vision behind our company started from a desire to focus on the local customer and the level of service instead of the numbers. We believe if a high quality level of service is provided, along with excellent products and a great attitude, the numbers take care of themselves. Another frustrating aspect of working in the industry was seeing the revenue being shifted out of state to non-local IT resellers and support companies.
We are for Oklahoma, by Oklahomans and we plan to keep it that way. With that in mind we wanted something that would represent our state, as well our passion for technology and our strength & stability in our services and skillsets. Thus the name Rose Rock Technologies was formed.
What is a Rose Rock?
Rose rocks are aggregates of baryte (barium sulfate) crystals and sand whose iron content gives them a reddish hue. The baryte crystals form a circular array of flat plates, giving the rock a shape similar to a rose blossom. Rose rocks appear either as a single rose-like bloom or as clusters of blooms, with most sizes ranging from pea sized to 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter. The rose rock was selected as the official rock of the US state of Oklahoma in 1968.
Oklahoma rose stones were formed during the Permian Period, 250 million years ago, when western and central Oklahoma was covered by a shallow sea. As the sea retreated, barite precipitated out of the water and crystallized around grains of quartz sand. This left behind large formation of reddish sandstone, locally called Garber Sandstone, containing deposits of rose rock.