Sand collection statistics


My Sandcollection contains

7435 Sand samples from 252 Countries and 9 Meteorites

from all 193 member states of the United Nations (UN/UNO).


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The 20 newest sand samples
Nr.CountryRegionPlace of discovery 1Place of discovery 2TypePic
7416United KingdomScotland, Highland, HighlandIslands Outer Hebrides, Island Lewis and Harris, Mangersta, Mangersta Beach, North Atlantic OceanNorth Atlantic OceanBeach 
7417United KingdomScotland, Highland, HighlandIslands Outer Hebrides, Island Lewis and Harris, near Balthos, Lake Loch TrialavatLake Loch TrialavatLake 
7418United KingdomScotland, HighlandIsland Great Bernera, Bostadh, Bosta Beach, North Atlantic OceanNorth Atlantic OceanBeach 
7419United KingdomScotland, Highland, HighlandIslands Outer Hebrides, Island Lewis and Harris, Kneep, Reef Beach, North Atlantic OceanNorth Atlantic OceanBeach 
7420United KingdomScotland, Highland, HighlandIslands Outer Hebrides, Island Lewis and Harris, Lake Loch nan DromannanLake Loch nan DromannanLake 
7421ItalySardinia, Oristano , TresnuraghesIsland Sardinia, Porto Alabe (sample 2), Balearic Sea, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic OceanBalearic Sea, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic OceanBeach 
7422New ZealandNorthland, Far NorthPaihia, Paihia Beach, Te Ti Bay (sample 2), South Pacific OceanSouth Pacific OceanBeach 
7423New ZealandNorthland, WhangareiNgunguru, Whangaumu Bay, South Pacific OceanSouth Pacific OceanBeach 
7424MalaysiaSabah, SempornaIsland Mabul, Celebes Sea, North Pacific OceanCelebes Sea, North Pacific OceanBeach 
7425MalaysiaPulau Pinang, Timur LautIsland Penang, Batu Ferringhi Beach (sample 5), Strait of Malacca, Andaman Sea, Indian OceanStrait of Malacca, Andaman Sea, Indian OceanBeach 
7426New ZealandNorthland, Far NorthTapotupotu Camping Area, Tapotupotu Beach, South Pacific OceanSouth Pacific OceanBeach 
7427ThailandPhuket , PhuketIsland Koh Racha Yai, Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea, Indian OceanBay of Bengal, Andaman Sea, Indian OceanBeach 
7428EgyptJanūb Sīnā'Sharira Pass at road Sharm El Sheikh-Dahab, InlandInlandInland 
7429EgyptJanūb Sīnā'Dahab (N of), diving site The Canyon, Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, Indian OceanGulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, Indian OceanSeabed 
7430EgyptJanūb Sīnā'Ras Mohammed National Park, Jolanda Reef (-20 m), Red Sea, Indian OceanRed Sea, Indian OceanSeabed 
7431EgyptJanūb Sīnā'Island Tiran (near), Jackson Reef (-16 m), Red Sea, Indian OceanRed Sea, Indian OceanSeabed 
7432PortugalFaro, AljezurBordeira-Carrapateira, small bay next to Praia Da Bordeira, North Atlantic OceanNorth Atlantic OceanBeach 
7433MaldivesSeenu/AdduIsland Villingili (Shangri-La Resort), from lagoon, Laccadive Sea, Indian OceanLaccadive Sea, Indian OceanBeach 
7434MaldivesRaaIsland Kan'dholhudhoo, Laccadive Sea, Indian OceanLaccadive Sea, Indian OceanBeach 
7435BrazilRio Grande do Norte, NatalNatal-Rocas, Praia do Meio, South Atlantic OceanSouth Atlantic OceanBeach 

Continents

Europe  3537
Asia  1164
North America  1075
Africa  884
Oceania  416
South America  332
Antarctica  15
Meteorite  9
International  3

Top 10 - Countries

Germany  670
USA  419
Spain  353
Italy  352
Greece  320
Austria  257
France  244
United Kingdom  238
Portugal  183
Brazil  139

Top 10 - Sand collectors

Daniel Helber    662
Ernestus Barsa    105
Wim van Noort    84
Sylvain Pons    70
Hans-Otto Laube    64
Frank Krumme    62
Martin Wachsmann    52
Niklas & Yvonne Manz    51
Frank Winger    49
Harald Bittner    42

Sand types

Beach    4452
River    1017
Lake    472
Inland    311
Desert    295
Mountain    185
Dune    118
Seabed    96
Sandpit    73
Volcano    51
Street    49
Waterfall    43
Mine    30
Quarry    27
Excavation    27
Cliff    24
Lagoon    22
Mudflat    17
Cave    16
Spring    14
Glacier    13
Fjord    11
Meteorite    9
Castle    7
Flooding    2
Sandstorm    1
Tomb    1

Year of collection

2017    25
2016    91
2015    46
2014    47
2013    21
2012    52
2011    156
2010    268
2009    412
2008    363
2007    362
2006    430
2005    405
2004    266
2003    505
2002    183
2001    94
2000    88
1999    37
1998    33
1997    13
1996    14
1995    10
1994    17
1993    14
1992    14
1991    6
1990    24
1989    7
1988    10
1987    8
1986    4
1985    2
1984    1
1983    2
1982    2
1981    1
1980    2
1978    4
1977    1
1973    1
1962    1
1942    1
1934    1

Month of collection

January    176
February    213
March    278
April    288
May    272
June    345
July    259
August    674
September    383
October    228
November    167
December    137

Depth of place of discovery -0,5 ... -5200 m






































































































































Height of place of discovery from 0 ... 5700 m