Coloured SEM of sand particles

Coloured SEM of sand particles

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Caption: False colour scanning electron micrograph of sand particles from Plage de la Garoupe, Cap d'Antibes, South of France. Sand is formed from arenaceous rock, a type of detrital sedimentary rock, usually sandstone. Particle size ranges from 1/16mm to 2mm. Sand may be accumulated by wind action or deposited by water action in marine, brackish or freshwater environments. Magnification: X12 at size. Original is bw print e416/065.

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Keywords: arenaceous rock, earth science, geology, sand, sand type

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