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Why is the sand on India's beaches yellow, orange, and pink? Is it because the sand was in the sun for too long? Or was it just like that? Thanks!!!
Question Date: 2013-11-04
Answer 1:

Wow! I've never seen India's beaches. They sound beautiful. The different minerals in sand give the sands their different colors. I got a handful of sand recently from a cliff that was an orange-brown color. And I have black sand and green sand, though the green sand is fairly close to black.

The minerals come from rocks, lava, shells, and corals.

I like this site, which tells about minerals in sand and their colors:

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I searched in that site for 'yellow,' 'orange,' and 'pink.' Yellow minerals were more common than orange or pink ones.

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