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