Sand classification

Classification of Sand Samples - Where to find sand everywhere

Sand is found nearly everywhere ... e.g. in rivers, in lakes, on beaches, on mountains, in deserts, in sand storms or even deep under the ground.

For an comprehensive sand collection it is very important to classify the exact place of discovery.
Not only the exact location, according to ISO 3166-2, but also what type of sand it is.

To distinguish between the different sands in my sand collection, I defined the following Sandtypes:

Classification of sand samples
TypeQuantity
Beach
4161
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River
983
Lake
439
Inland
292
Desert
278
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Mountain
180
Dune
110
Seabed
88
Sandpit
73
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Street
48
Volcano
47
Waterfall
42
Mine
29
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Excavation
27
Quarry
25
Forest
24
Cliff
22
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Lagoon
21
Mudflat
16
Cave
14
Glacier
13
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Spring
12
Fjord
10
Meteorite
9
Castle
6
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Flooding
2
Tomb
1
Sandstorm
1