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Sand taken from sandstone which itself was constructed of quartz, crystals deriving from older granite . . . Everything has changed, everything s… Read More
Sand taken from sandstone which itself was constructed of quartz, crystals deriving from older granite . . . Everything has changed, everything still changes, … (Théodore Monod) Why the desert is so fascinating? Because it is possible to touch and feel directly the earth. In the area where we are living, the earth is covered with plenty of vegetation while the desert shows exposed earth without vegetation. Limestone in the white desert was formed about 70 million years ago by alluvial marine life. Then, the bottom of sea raised and the limestone became exposed. Rain, wind and sand curved amazing sculptures. About 50 million years ago, mangrove forests of shallow waters became a graveyard of whale. Then, accumulation of mud formed mudstone with whale fossils inside. The layer raised and it was exposed to rain and wind which revealed the fossils of whales. Read Less
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