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Rum_Pirate
01-09-2014, 04:45 PM
Nevis - Lovers Beach
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd80/Rum_Pirate/P6130005.jpg

The black sand is volcanic sand (ground down lava?).

The white (light) sand is ground down coral and shells.

Rich Jones
01-09-2014, 09:12 PM
I don't know about that.... Looks more to me like an oil tanker flushed his tanks just offshore...

I've seen sand like that and always wondered what was going on. Thanks for the explanation.

Old Dryfoot
01-09-2014, 09:42 PM
I thought this was going be about being down with the swirl. ;)

Spin_Drift
01-09-2014, 09:46 PM
Very beautiful. Is that in your neighborhood also?

BrianW
01-09-2014, 10:17 PM
You're a good tourism promoter. ;)

L.W. Baxter
01-09-2014, 10:37 PM
You're a good tourism promoter. ;)

Black sand is probably really hot on the feets.:mad: Who needs that?

Gerarddm
01-10-2014, 02:02 AM
Thought this was going to be a discourse on Ebony & Ivory, the old Stevie Wonder/Paul McCartney song. :-)

Rum_Pirate
01-10-2014, 07:50 AM
Very beautiful. Is that in your neighborhood also?


North coast of Nevis at 'Lovers Beach'.

The black sand is very fine.

It also occurs (mainly) at the North end of St.Kitts at Dieppe Bay.


Sometimes the black sand can be found in thin layers on various beaches.

L.W. Baxter is right, black sand is really hot on the feet.
Remember the film '10' with Dudley More and Bo Derek? Plus the sand there wasn't black!!!!

You probably remember this music in the bedroom scene rather than the foot hopping 'hot sand' scene. |;)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-4J5j74VPw

BrianW
01-10-2014, 08:55 AM
A very black sand beach...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/BrianW/Hawaii2013/blacksands2-1_zps6cb1caf2.jpg

Rum_Pirate
01-10-2014, 10:29 AM
A very black sand beach...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/BrianW/Hawaii2013/blacksands2-1_zps6cb1caf2.jpg

Now that is some SERIOUSLY black sand.

Like the turtle coming up to lay eggs. Surprised that she is doing it in daylight.

Breakaway
01-10-2014, 12:24 PM
Black sand is probably really hot on the feets.:mad: Who needs that?


http://blog.loving-long-island.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/east-islip-marina-garnet-magnetite.jpg
Strands of purple sand are not uncommon around here. Usually show up after a storm. This "purple" sand is composed mostly of magnetite and garnet. WAY hotter than the regular white sand. Black sand would be scorching, I bet.