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IN Travel & Adventure ON 30 Jun, 2016
Sand grains are formed when rocks or other hard material gets crushed by the waves of an ocean/lake. It takes astronomical years for rocks to turn into sand grains.
Beaches are said to be white, but in Morocco, some beaches are orange. Not all beaches are of the same color. Read on to find out the different colors of the beaches.
Beaches are made by waves or currents that move sand or other loose sediments. Alternatively, sand may be moved by saltation. Sediments of rocks and remains of dead marine animals are also present in the sand grains. They are simply crushed by the force of ocean waves.
According to Georgia Geology Department, the beach is black because the sand was formed from volcanic rock.
When the sand from volcanic rock is oxidated, it turns into red, rusty color.
The sand there is white because it is composed of calcium carbonate. Yes, our bones are made of the same. Some believe that they are the remains of minced marine corpses like snails, clam shells, starfish etc.
The beach is red because it is comprised of mollusk shell fragments.