This SandWiki is a bit like a Virtual Museum of Sands, in which you will find scientific information and illustrations on sands. It meets several objectives:

(1) It is a showcase to display the enormous textural and mineralogical diversity of natural sands,
(2) It is a playground for geology students exploring communicative ways of learning,
(3) It aims to construct a scientific database to investigate geological processes affecting sands and sandstones.

Lastly, it also serves to bring some systematic order in sand collections (I hope not just mine).

Information herein is meant to distinguish itself from numerous other web presences on sand by its scientific ambition.

Feel free to navigate or to browse ("Blättern") in the database, using the toolbar to the left.

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