|MadSci Network: Earth Sciences|
Black sand Sand is defined as grains that are between approximately 0.001m to 0.0001m. The grains themselves are typically derived from the nearby bedrock. Wave action breaking down the rock and crushing it untill it remembles sand. Hawaii is especially known for its black sand beaches. This is beacuse all of the islands are composed of basalt (cooled lava). Basalt, because of its composing minerals, is a black rock, therefor.....black sand beach.
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