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Sand Section

A Special GMS Group
for People Interested in Sand

Sand Section Meets
First Wednesday Every Month

If you think sand is just tiny rocks, the insignificant stuff of beaches and dunes, or simply a substance with the ability to invite itself into regions of your clothing where it is most unwelcome, then you need to take a closer look. Consider a sample of green sand. Some grains have bubbles or inclusions. Some are angular and some are rounded. What is it? How did it form? Or how about another sample that looks like tiny stars? What are those little things? How did they end up in some sand? Well, now you know why we have a section for people interested in sand!

So, those of you who thought you were the only person weird enough to think it was a good idea to keep baggies and jars full of sand -- come join us! Even if you still think sand is just tiny rocks, even if you think you already have enough hobbies, or even if you just want to see what all the excitement is about – come join us!


If you have any questions about Sand Section, please send email to

 

Sand Section Message

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Sand grains from Otama Beach, New Zealand
Image Credit: Leo Kenney

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Social Time: 7:00 PM
Meeting Time: 7:30 PM
Location: In-person and via Zoom Link on the GMS Calendar here
Topic: Pacific Island Sands

May was Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month. To celebrate, we looked at numerous samples of sand from various Asian countries. There were so many sands to see that we had to save Pacific Island sands for June.

Many thanks to Leo Kenney who graciously allows us to use his stunning photomicrographs! Join us again in June as we set sail for even more exotic locales with even more sandy eye candy!

Lori Carter
Sand Section Chair


P.S. Please see below about ordering the 2024 Sand Calendar!



NOTE: Temporary procedures are in place for in-person section meetings, including RSVP before attending. Please read those procedures and guidelines here.

Click here for the GMS Sand Collection List

 

2024 Sand Calendar

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The 2024 sand calendar is here! As always, the pictures are stunning and the write-ups are well-researched and educational! You can purchase the calendar on ebay HERE
 

New Sand Book

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ISCS member and Sand Section supporter Kate Clover recently released a new sand book with co-authors Dr. Gary Greenberg and Dr. Carol Kiely.

"The Secrets of Sand" explores the various places and ways sand is formed. Beautiful images of sand as well as thorough and engaging text make this a must have book for your sand library.

Now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other bookstores
 

Heavy Sand Article

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The Fall 2015 Rock & Gem special gold issue is now available and this time it contains an article about heavy sand processing written by sand Section chair Lori Carter!

To purchase a copy of the magazine, please see the special issue website at: http://www.beckettmedia.com/special-issues/rock-n-gem-sip

Click below for a map and directions

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