File:Papakolea Beach - South Point, Kona (Big Island), Hawaii.jpg

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English: Panoramic view of the Papakōlea Beach as seen from the green sands on the beach. One of four green sand beaches in the world, the sand is acquires it's distinctive olivine green coloring due to erosion from the enclosing volcanic cone (tuff ring). The fragmental volcanic material (pyroclastics) of the tuff ring contain olivine, a silicate mineral containing iron and magnesium, also known as peridot when of gem quality.
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Camera location18° 56′ 20″ N, 155° 40′ 00.03″ W Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo

One of four green sand beaches in the world, the sand is acquires it's distinctive olivine green coloring due to erosion from the enclosing volcanic cone (tuff ring). The fragmental volcanic material (pyroclastics) of the tuff ring contain olivine, a silicate mineral containing iron and magnesium, also known as peridot when of gem quality.

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