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Why is All Sand the Same?

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Published on Nov 26, 2013

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Note: "ortoclase" at 0:59 should be "orthoclase"

REFERENCES
Assallay, A. M., Rogers, C. D. F., Smalley, I. J., & Jefferson, I. F. 1998. Silt: 2--62 μm, 9--4φ. Earth-Science Reviews 45(1): 61-88. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/...

Bruce Wilkinson, Geology Professor, Syracuse University (personal communication)

Krinsley, D. H., & Smalley, I. J. 1972. Sand: The study of quartz sand in sediments provides much information about ancient geological environments. American Scientist 60(3): 286-291. http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307...


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Sand from Gobi Desert http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:San... Photo by: Siim Sepp

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Red Sand Beach: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil... Photo by: Tom Walsh

White Sand Beach: http://www.flickr.com/photos/diueine/... Photo by: Diueine Monteiro

Dunes: http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidsta... Photo by: David Stanley

Sand Mining http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil... by: Aktron / Wikimedia Commons

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