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Beach Sand Made From Quartz and Feldspar

"The open-sea beaches that border much of the United States from Cape Cod south along Jersey and the Carolinas to Florida, and along the California coast south of Point Conception are for the most part composed of coarse, light-colored sand, produced by the weathering of granitic rocks into their two main constituents, quartz and feldspar." (Excerpt from WAVES AND BEACHES, by Willard Bascom, Anchor Books, 1980, pg. 247)

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