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Sand from Papakōlea Beach

Near South Point, the big island, Hawai'i. 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. I picked some up when Nina and I went there for vacation back in 2006.

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Taken on October 20, 2010