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
4107
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Castle
6
Cave
15
Cliff
22
Desert
269
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Dune
113
Excavation
28
Fjord
10
Flooding
2
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Forest
24
Glacier
13
Inland
283
Lagoon
21
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Lake
446
Meteorite
9
Mine
30
Mountain
183
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Mudflat
16
Quarry
27
River
1027
Sandpit
73
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Sandstorm
1
Seabed
89
Spring
16
Street
48
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Tomb
1
Volcano
47
Waterfall
43