Sand image This sand was collected from Chesapeake Beach, just east of US Highway 13, in the city of Virginia Beach, Virginia. The sand consists mostly of quartz, and its light brown color comes from a few quartz grains with a yellow-orange tint that may be the result of staining with iron oxide.



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