This set of webpages presents images of beach sands and shallow marine sands from around the world. These images are organized by composition, by plate-tectonic setting, and by geographic setting.
|Each of the "Images" pages below presents multiple thumbnail images that are links to detailed images and to microscopic views. Be sure to look at the images from the microscope - they're the highlight of this website. To see the microscope views, just click on icons like the one at the right.|
|An Introduction to Beach and Shoreline Sands|
|Images of siliciclastic sands organized by plate tectonic setting (36 images)|
|Images of siliciclastic sands from passive continental margins: glaciated vs. non-glaciated (21 images)|
|Images of carbonate sands (31 images)|
|Images of mixed carbonate-and-siliciclastic sands (9 images)|
|Images of the diverse sands of Hawaii (11 images)|
|Images of sands from the southeastern U.S. Atlantic coast: a geographic transition (11 images)|
|Just a fun page: Images of sands compiled to illustrate the variability of colors of sand|
Citation for this website: Kennair, E.H., and Railsback, L.B., 2004, Beach and Shoreline Sands From Around the World: http://www.gly.uga.edu/railsback/sands/sandstitle.html.
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UGA Geology Department web page