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Explore The Fascinating Black Sand Beach On Maui

The black sand beach on Maui attracts visitors from across the world. Obviously, the beach’s black sand makes it exceptional in contrast to many of the regular tan colored sand beaches seen around the world. Interestingly, Hawaii’s black sand beaches are composed of the most common types of black sands on the planet. The black sand is created by volcanic materials and lava fragments. This explains why the three most usual materials you will see on black sand beaches are volcanic glass, basalt, and andesite. However, iron is the principal mineral in all three volcanic materials that transforms the sand into a precious black color. Similar to the black sand beach on Maui, Iceland and the Canary Islands are two...

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