black sand


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black sand

[¦blak ′sand]
(geology)
Heavy, dark, sandlike minerals found on beaches and in stream beds; usually magnetite and ilmenite and sometimes gold, platinum, and monazite are present.
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At last the pan seemed empty of everything but water; but with a quick semicircular flirt that sent the water flying over the shallow rim into the stream, he disclosed a layer of black sand on the bottom of the pan.
Jealously, bit by bit, he let the black sand slip away.
Then, when the Doctor could only just see them, they parted company and started going off all different ways--North, East, South and West, looking like tiny grains of black sand creeping across the wide, blue sky.
He shoveled black sand into an iron receptacle and pounded it tight and set it aside to harden; then it would be taken out, and molten iron poured into it.
And when he glanced upon the green walls of the watery defile in which the ship was then sailing, and bethought him that through that gate lay the route to his vengeance, and beheld, how that through that same gate he was now both chasing and being chased to his deadly end; and not only that, but a herd of remorseless wild pirates and inhuman atheistical devils were infernally cheering him on with their curses; --when all these conceits had passed through his brain, Ahab's brow was left gaunt and ribbed, like the black sand beach after some stormy tide has been gnawing it, without being able to drag the firm thing from its place.
You can soak up the sun on one of the islands beautiful natural black sand beaches or within walking distance there area good selection of shops, bars and restaurants.
com, 0800 111 6271 Lanzarote's lunar-like landscape - with live volcanos and black sand beaches - brought the Tardis to its shores last year for an episode of Dr Who.
It is available in three colours, Absolutely Red, Black Sand Pearl and Super White.
Tenders are invited for Procurement of specified river sand for mortar, concrete and black sand for trench, plinth filling for any worksite under amc, mohanpur municipal council, ranirbazar , jirania nagar panchayat and jirania/ mandwi/old agartala/ belbari/ mohanpur/ bamutia/ dukli/hezamara/ lefunga rd block under west tripura district.
Pre-selected visitors of the Marriott International booth get to see a virtual version of a new Marriott Greatroom lobby, travel to a black sand beach in Maui, Hawaii and to the top of a skyscraper in downtown London.
Within a decade, the nests for these turtles on Rosalie Bay's black sand beach grew substantially from a low of seven per year to more than 80 a season.
The veterans, many in their early 90s, toured the black sand beaches where they invaded the deeply dug-in forces of the island's Japanese defenders.