Crystal Mountain, Western Desert

Crystal Mountain stands in the very edge of the White Desert.

Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain

Despite its name, the Crystal Mountain is rather a ridge, a rock or a hill sparkling like a crystal.

Crystal Rock

Crystal Rock

The crystals of the Crystal Mountain are no Quartz crystals. They are probably Barite and/or Calcite crystals.

Arch of the Crystal Mountain

Arch of the Crystal Mountain

A small natural arch in the rock and the glittering calcite crystal walls make it a perfect place to pose for photos.

Calcite crystals

Calcite crystals

Calcite crystals give the mountain its name.

Calcite crystals

Calcite crystals

Left the Crystal Mountain for the White Desert.

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