In the way between El Bahariya and El Farafra Oases in the New Valley Governorate in the Western Desert , stands the Crystal Mountain (or Gabal El Izaz). It is the perfect spot for lovers of natural rock formations who adore watching the enchanting quartz crystals. It is not really a mountain, but rather a rock where crystal lumps are breaking like flowers. It is usually visited by tourists during their safari trips. Great amount of loose crystals spread around on the ground. In the vicinity of this mountain is the area of El Agabat that is renowned for its large sand dunes and dry climate.