Imagine a hobby where you collect something and that something costs virtually nothing, it’s totally free, all you need give up is your free time. In addition, that something is available in unlimited quantities in every country around the world and you can collect as much as you can carry most of the time and all year round. That something comes in a wide range of colours, consists of an equally wide range of materials and does not require any specialist equipment to collect, other than a teaspoon and a supply of polythene sampling bags. If you were to start collecting samples of this something you would have an unlimited number of samples to collect, possibly in the region of tens of thousands, potentially even more. That something is sand and the hobby is sand collecting.

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