Industrial Heritage Sand
Champion Stamp Mill Ruins, Freda, MI
Remnants of industry and civilizations are often found as grains in sands. Coal chunks from power plants, paint chips from road paint, brick fragments from old chimneys, rusted steel shot from sandblasting sites, and colorful glass fragments. Other sands contain the waste material from mines or slag from ore smelting operations. Magnification reveals these grains.
Bode River, Sachsen Anhalt, GermanySlag from historic cobalt, lead, zinc, copper and iron mining
Bode River, Sachsen Anhalt, Germany
Lac Jeanniine Mine, Quebec, CanadaPolished slag from closed iron mine
Lac Jeannine mine, Gagnon, Quebec, Canada
Acushnet River, Mattapoisett, MAWhite, yellow paint, reflective beads from road runoff.
Acushnet River, Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
Ele'ele, Kauai, HawaiiGlass fragments from historic ocean dumping of city waste.
Ele'ele, Kauai, Hawaii
Brandywine River, Wilmington, DESlag, coal, and brick remnants from historic powder mill.
Brandywine River, Eagle Rollings Mills, Wilmington, Delaware
North Canal Township Park, MichiganStamp mill copper mine waste dumped in Lake Superior
North Canal Township Park, Houghton, Michigan
Zejdlik Brook, Ustecky, Czech RepublGlass fragments from glass production
Zejdlik Brook, Ustecky, Czech Republic
Mississippi River, Minneapolis, MNSand blasting shot, charcoal, and slag dredged from River.
35W Bridge, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sloss Furnaces National Landmark, ALSlag from historic pig iron furnace
Sloss Furnaces Natl. Hist. Landmark, Birmingham, AL