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Sand portraits

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 10, 2011

My pal Mouser has started a sand collection and is using a macro lens to take photos of each sample. This sample was collected in Hawaii.

Sand portrait

The green grains are olivine, the black are basalt, and the white are possibly bits of shell. Green sand is reasonably rare; the southern tip of the big island of Hawai’i is the most common place to get it.

Don’t miss the star sand. And in this shot, you can see fossilized shark teeth.

If you want to add to Mouser’s collection, you can send him a small sand sample (about the size of a film canister) here:

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