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Crystal Mountain

In the heart of the White Desert, 120 km from the Farafra Oasis, and 160 km from the Bahariya Oasis, the "Crystal Mountain" is located, a very beautiful mountain, consisting of medium-sized hills scattered between Bahariya Oasis and Farafra Oasis in the Western Desert. It is made of shining precious rock crystal, which has no equal in the world.

In ancient times, it was replacing a mountain, a cave area, but as a result of the sinking, it turned into a metamorphic limestone. For the White Desert region to which the mountain belongs, it was a sea during the Eocene "geological era", and after the sea dried up after the Cretaceous period, this region appeared, to which the Crystal Mountain belongs.

It is worth noting that only steel structure remains from the mountain after most of the tourists and local residents collected scattered crystal pieces, and then it was declared a nature reserve in 2008.