So, within my setting, I would like to also have a kingdom based in a special desert. Absolutely all of the sand in the desert would be ore sand. Ores of any and all kinds that you could traditionally find by digging underground, you can find it here in this desert as sand.
What I ultimately intend is for this kingdom to become very rich, as they are very easily able to simply dig for sand, sift through it and smelt it for metal.
- Tech levels for this kingdom is pre-industrial, which is quite a lot more advanced than the rest of the world which is simply late-medieval
- There is magic
- Feel free to suggest fantasy plants and animals that can live in such a desert of ore to make it more like a real desert
For this first question, the clarified question will be as such. How would such a desert of ore be different from a desert of sand?
The next question I will then want to ask, but which would make this one question too broad will be over here, which is, what would people living in such a desert of ore need to be able to survive.