and while I was Googling "Star Sand" I found the science bit:
Who knew there was a sand atlas? Cool.
DS in Norfolk, like Mother, like Son!There are laws about what one is allowed to remove from a beach (sometimes nothing can be taken in which case I will take photographs) but if I can I collect a souvenir from beaches I visit. I was over the moon when I found my Indigo Sisters collecting pebbles while we were out and about in Japan. I had taken them all a little sea-polished carnelian from "my" beach in Norfolk. I'd hesitated over sharing them in case they thought it was daft, as soon as I saw them collecting I knew they'd love the little gems - and they did!
Thank you JNTO, you made my day!