Sand collection statistics


My Sandcollection contains

7282 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
7263MongoliaÖmnögovi, BayandalaiBayanzag Dinosaur Cliffs (Flaming Cliffs) (sample 2), Desert GobiDesert GobiDesert 
7264MongoliaÖmnögovi, SevreiKhongoryn Els Sand Dune (from top of dune) - Singing Dunes (sample 2), Desert GobiDesert GobiDesert 
7265SeychellesLa Digue and Inner IslandsIsland Silhouette, Anse Lascars, Indian OceanIndian OceanBeach 
7266BrazilPará, SantarémMonte Alegre, Hotel Panorama (near), Rio GurupatubaRio GurupatubaRiver 
7267BrazilAmazonas, Rio NegroNovo Airão (sample 2), Rio NegroRio NegroRiver 
7268BrazilRondônia, Ji-ParanáJi-Paraná, from a jungle lodge, Rio Ji-ParanáRio Ji-ParanáRiver 
7269New ZealandNorthland, Far NorthPaihia, Paihia Beach, Te Ti Bay (sample 2), South Pacific OceanSouth Pacific OceanBeach 
7270New ZealandNorthland, WhangareiNgunguru, Whangaumu Bay, South Pacific OceanSouth Pacific OceanBeach 
7271MalaysiaSabah, SempornaIsland Mabul, Celebes Sea, North Pacific OceanCelebes Sea, North Pacific OceanBeach 
7272MalaysiaPulau Pinang, Timur LautIsland Penang, Batu Ferringhi Beach (sample 5), Strait of Malacca, Andaman Sea, Indian OceanStrait of Malacca, Andaman Sea, Indian OceanBeach 
7273New ZealandNorthland, Far NorthTapotupotu Camping Area, Tapotupotu Beach, South Pacific OceanSouth Pacific OceanBeach 
7274ThailandPhuket , PhuketIsland Koh Racha Yai, Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea, Indian OceanBay of Bengal, Andaman Sea, Indian OceanBeach 
7275EgyptJanūb Sīnā'Sharira Pass at road Sharm El Sheikh-Dahab, InlandInlandInland 
7276EgyptJanūb Sīnā'Dahab (N of), diving site The Canyon, Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, Indian OceanGulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, Indian OceanSeabed 
7277EgyptJanūb Sīnā'Ras Mohammed National Park, Jolanda Reef (-20 m), Red Sea, Indian OceanRed Sea, Indian OceanSeabed 
7278EgyptJanūb Sīnā'Island Tiran (near), Jackson Reef (-16 m), Red Sea, Indian OceanRed Sea, Indian OceanSeabed 
7279PortugalFaro, AljezurBordeira-Carrapateira, small bay next to Praia Da Bordeira, North Atlantic OceanNorth Atlantic OceanBeach 
7280MaldivesSeenu/AdduIsland Villingili (Shangri-La Resort), from lagoon, Laccadive Sea, Indian OceanLaccadive Sea, Indian OceanBeach 
7281MaldivesRaaIsland Kan'dholhudhoo, Laccadive Sea, Indian OceanLaccadive Sea, Indian OceanBeach 
7282BrazilRio Grande do Norte, NatalNatal-Rocas, Praia do Meio, South Atlantic OceanSouth Atlantic OceanBeach 

Continents

Europe  3449
Asia  1159
North America  1015
Africa  884
Oceania  416
South America  332
Antarctica  15
Meteorite  9
International  3

Top 10 - Countries

Germany  670
USA  379
Spain  352
Greece  320
Italy  307
Austria  257
France  244
United Kingdom  196
Portugal  183
Brazil  139

Top 10 - Sand collectors

Daniel Helber    658
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    4337
River    1009
Lake    461
Inland    304
Desert    295
Mountain    183
Dune    113
Seabed    96
Sandpit    73
Volcano    50
Street    49
Waterfall    43
Mine    29
Excavation    27
Quarry    26
Cliff    24
Lagoon    22
Mudflat    17
Spring    14
Cave    14
Glacier    13
Fjord    11
Meteorite    9
Castle    7
Flooding    2
Sandstorm    1
Tomb    1

Year of collection

2017    15
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    257
August    671
September    379
October    228
November    167
December    137

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






































































































































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