Sand Collection, Up Close

Mouser Williams collects sand from different parts of the world. He photographs his samples using a macro lens to get up close and personal, labeling their composition. This lovely sample is called Star Sand.
This sand, found only on a few beaches in southern Japan, is made up entirely of the calcified shells of tiny organisms only a few milimeters across. It is one of the more sought-after sands for sand collectors despite being readily available on eBay.

Link -via Jason Kottke

(Image credit: Flickr user Mouser Williams)

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sand is amazing. look at any sand under a microscope and you will wish you could enlarge it and wear it as a necklace! red or black sands are especially awesome.
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