The Crystal Mountain, Have you ever heard or thought that there was a mountain made of crystal beads? This can be true only in Egypt, where a mountain is made entirely of natural and colorful crystal grains.
The Crystal Mountain
Crystal Mountain is one of the most wonderful natural areas in the Farafra Oasis. This mountain is not only one of the richest and rarest mountains in Egypt, but in the whole world, as it is an integrated mountain of scattered and different crystal ores. There are more than a dozen types of crystals combined with each other to form this huge mountain.
This mountain is located within the White Desert, 120 km from Farafra. The Crystal Mountain was a full cave of stalagmites and stalactites formed as a result of drowning, and its rocks turned into metamorphic limestone-like rocks. The area to which the Crystal Mountain belongs was previously a sea in the Eocene and Cretaceous periods, but the dryness of the sea in the Cretaceous periods followed the emergence of this imaginary sculpture.
There are ancient indications that the area was formed after a great meteorite impacted the earth, which generated very high temperatures that led to the melting of the rocks, which turned into pieces of precious crystal.
Crystal Mountain is one of the most expensive mountains in the world, in the form of a small arch of rocks, which shows its luster and brilliance when the sun’s rays reflect on it, making it similar to the crown of a king decorated with thousands of precious and colorful jewels in the middle of that desert. This masterpiece has become a treasure that everyone craving for money and wealth is looking for, and this is what attracts many international and local tourists to it, as visitors usually want to see life through a rocky gem scattered in the most beautiful view.
Crystal Mountain consists of more than 125 different types of crystals collected in one mountain mass. These rocks can be exploited in many important industries, which are not available anywhere else in the world. It consists mainly of transparent quartz rocks that look like crystal and glass. Until recently, this mountain had two caves with transparent quartz rocks hanging from its roof.
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