“To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.” – William Blake
About a spoonful of sand taken today from Newtown Cove pier. The small beach is only larger stones, so this sand was water-borne to arrive on the pier. The largest grains are only about 5mm across. Look at it at maximum size. Shells, cartilage, glass and maybe bone fragments, wood and rock fragments, rock of different types and colours, and surely some foraminifera fossils. Slightly better picture below. Next time you’re by the sea, have a look. Different locations have slightly or greatly different types of sand.