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Have you ever listen Desert Rose by Sting?

What are Desert Roses?

In Saudi Arabia Desert Roses are found in the flat brine-rich Sabkhas (desert areas) which are prevalent in the Eastern Province. A Desert Rose is made of gypsum crystals in connection with sand that crystallizes in a unique rosette growth pattern. Such crystals are formed when high tides bring seawater into the Sabkha and the water becomes cut-off from the sea and evaporates, eventually causing salt deposition and crystal formation. To find Desert Roses you must dig down one to three feet into the wet sand.

An Arabian legend claims that Allah blesses the person who finds a Desert Rose with good luck.

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