Sand collection statistics


My Sandcollection contains

7592 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
7573United KingdomScotland, Highland, HighlandIslands Outer Hebrides, Island Lewis and Harris, near Balthos, Lake Loch TrialavatLake Loch TrialavatLake 
7574United KingdomScotland, HighlandIsland Great Bernera, Bostadh, Bosta Beach, North Atlantic OceanNorth Atlantic OceanBeach 
7575United KingdomScotland, Highland, HighlandIslands Outer Hebrides, Island Lewis and Harris, Kneep, Reef Beach, North Atlantic OceanNorth Atlantic OceanBeach 
7576United KingdomScotland, Highland, HighlandIslands Outer Hebrides, Island Lewis and Harris, Lake Loch nan DromannanLake Loch nan DromannanLake 
7577ItalySardinia, Oristano , Tresnuraghes Island Sardinia, Porto Alabe (sample 2), Balearic Sea, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic OceanBalearic Sea, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic OceanBeach 
7578New ZealandNorthland, Far NorthPaihia, Paihia Beach, Te Ti Bay (sample 2), South Pacific OceanSouth Pacific OceanBeach 
7579New ZealandNorthland, WhangareiNgunguru, Whangaumu Bay, South Pacific OceanSouth Pacific OceanBeach 
7580MalaysiaSabah, SempornaIsland Mabul, Celebes Sea, North Pacific OceanCelebes Sea, North Pacific OceanBeach 
7581MalaysiaPulau Pinang, Timur LautIsland Penang, Batu Ferringhi Beach (sample 5), Strait of Malacca, Andaman Sea, Indian OceanStrait of Malacca, Andaman Sea, Indian OceanBeach 
7582New ZealandNorthland, Far NorthTapotupotu Camping Area, Tapotupotu Beach, South Pacific OceanSouth Pacific OceanBeach 
7583ThailandPhuket , PhuketIsland Koh Racha Yai, Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea, Indian OceanBay of Bengal, Andaman Sea, Indian OceanBeach 
7584EgyptJanūb Sīnā'Sharira Pass at road Sharm El Sheikh-Dahab, InlandInlandInland 
7585EgyptJanūb Sīnā'Dahab (N of), diving site The Canyon, Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, Indian OceanGulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, Indian OceanSeabed 
7586EgyptJanūb Sīnā'Ras Mohammed National Park, Jolanda Reef (-20 m), Red Sea, Indian OceanRed Sea, Indian OceanSeabed 
7587EgyptJanūb Sīnā'Island Tiran (near), Jackson Reef (-16 m), Red Sea, Indian OceanRed Sea, Indian OceanSeabed 
7588PortugalFaro, AljezurBordeira-Carrapateira, small bay next to Praia Da Bordeira, North Atlantic OceanNorth Atlantic OceanBeach 
7589MaldivesSeenu/AdduIsland Villingili (Shangri-La Resort), from lagoon, Laccadive Sea, Indian OceanLaccadive Sea, Indian OceanBeach 
7590MaldivesRaaIsland Kan'dholhudhoo, Laccadive Sea, Indian OceanLaccadive Sea, Indian OceanBeach 
7591BrazilRio Grande do Norte, NatalNatal-Rocas, Praia do Meio, South Atlantic OceanSouth Atlantic OceanBeach 
7592FinlandKainuu, KajaaniKajaani-Jokisuu, Lake OulujärviLake OulujärviLake 

Continents

Europe  3655
Asia  1174
North America  1084
Africa  890
Oceania  416
South America  344
Antarctica  15
Meteorite  9
International  5

Top 10 - Countries

Germany  689
USA  419
Italy  392
Spain  359
Greece  323
Austria  266
France  259
United Kingdom  238
Portugal  184
Brazil  139

Top 10 - Sand collectors

Daniel Helber    712
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    4514
River    1075
Lake    484
Inland    322
Desert    297
Mountain    187
Dune    119
Seabed    97
Sandpit    73
Volcano    51
Street    49
Waterfall    43
Mine    30
Excavation    29
Quarry    27
Cliff    24
Lagoon    23
Mudflat    17
Cave    16
Spring    16
Glacier    13
Fjord    12
Meteorite    9
Castle    7
Flooding    2
Sandstorm    1
Tomb    1

Year of collection

2017    28
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    178
February    220
March    278
April    291
May    313
June    346
July    259
August    675
September    384
October    229
November    167
December    137

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







































































































































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