What Is Sand Made out of?

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Sand is made out of crushed rocks and stones that result from the process of mass wasting and weathering. Tiny bits of decomposed rock are carried along in the water and when water reaches a lake, it slows down and some of the sand particles are deposited to make beaches. Texture of sand particles vary depending on the on the rock it disintegrated from.
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Sand is made up of fine particles of rock and minerals. The most common type is largely composed of silica (silicon dioxide), usually in the form of quartz. Sand found in tropical locations are usually composed of limestone.
Sand composition can vary and may include feldspar, magnetite, glauconite, gypsum and coral.
You see always see sand on the beach, but have you ever wondered what it's made out of? Sand is composed of granular rocks and minerals. You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sand
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