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.
He worked the black sand, a small portion at a time, up the shallow rim of the pan.
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.
It is available in three colours, Super White, Classic Silver Metallic and Black Sand Pearl.
Manuel Mamba should be reminded of this, as he denies the dredging project involves the extraction of black sand at the mouth of the Cagayan River.
(POEI) on Wednesday vowed that no black sand mining would take place in dredging operations at the mouth of Cagayan River in Aparri, Cagayan.
Hackensack, NJ, August 10, 2019 --(PR.com)-- The author of "Drops in Black Sand," Sefa Noir, gave her rendition on what inspired her to create a book for expressions of photographic poetry.
FILE - Black Sand CAIRO - 13 August 2019: As it flows from the great rivers region through to the Mediterranean Sea, The Nile River sweeps some minerals to the Arab world, in a process transferring these minerals to sea beaches and forming black dunes.
Scope: Minister of Electricity and Renewable plan the first phase of the separation and extraction of minerals from black sand in Rashid (Rosetta), a port city of the Nile Deltalocated 65 km east of Alexandria, in Beheira governorate.
The Nuclear Materials Authority and the Egyptian Black Sand Company have opened the first phase of the Black Sands Metals Concentration and Extraction Project in Rasheed.