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Hamoa Bay Sand

Transmitted Circular Polarized Light Illumination


This is a very interesting beach sand that shows a concentration of dense minerals mixed with shell fragments. The composition of ocean beach sands can change from season to season and year to year depending on the weather and the effect of the weather on local wave action. (Click here for more images of Ocean Sands) (Click here for more images of Sand in general)

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