USA Sands

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map of usa with state names

 

Abbr. – State – Capital city – date of accession – nickname

 

AL – Alabama – Montgomery – 14-12-1819 – Yellowhammer state

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275 – Baldwin Co – Orange beach

1469 – Baldwin Co – beach Gulf shores

 

AK – Alaska – Juneau – 03-01-1959 – The last frontier

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365 – North Slope Division – Barrow – beach near Point Barrow – most northern point of US

 

AZ – Arizona – Phoenix – 14-02-1912 – Grand Canyon state/Copper state

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347 – Coconino Co – Williams – Hwy 40

348 – La Paz Co – Quartzsite – Dunes, Hwy 95

276 – Mohave Co – Hualapai Indian Res. – Guano Point

743 – Navajo Co – Monument Valley – Navajo Tribal park

 

AR – Arkansas – Little Rock – 15-06-1836 – Natural state/Land of opportunity

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1916 – Green Co – near Paragould – Sand Creek

1417 – Little River Co – Ogden – bank of Red River Hwy 71 boat ramp

1796 – Nome Sensus Area/Seward Peninsula – Port Clarente – beach near Point Spencer

 

CA – California – Sacramento – 09-09-1850 – Golden State

click here for a list of sands of California

 

COColorado – Denver – 01-08-1876 – Centennial state

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1419 – Eagle Co – Dotsero – Colorado river – Under I-70

1418 – Moffat Co – Dinosaur – Yampa river

1420 – Moffat Co – Maybell – Green river – Triplet falls

1294 – Routt Co – Stemboat Springs – Yampa river

1296 – Routt Co – Oak Creek – Lake Catamount

278 – Summit Co – Silverthorne – Blue river

 

CT – Connecticut – Hartford – 09-01-1788 – Constitution state

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click here for a list of sands of Connecticut

 

DE – Delaware – Dover – 07-12-1787 – First state

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1292 – Sussex Co – Rehoboth Beach

1421 – Sussex Co – Bethany Beach

 

DC – District of Columbia – Washington

279 – Washington DC – 200m south of Fr.Roosevelt Memorial, Potomac river

 

FL – Florida – Tallahassee – 03-03-1845 – Sunshine state

florida

click here for a list of the sands of Florida

 

GA – Georgia – Atlanta – 02-01-1788 – Peach state

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2136 – Clay Co – Fort Gaines Cotton Hill Campground – Walter F.George Lake (aka Lake Eufala)

2097 – Glynn Co – St. Simmons Island – in front of The King & Prince Beach & Golf Resort

714 – Terrell Co – Dawson – Red Clay 9soil) collected off of Hwy 82

 

HI – Hawaii – Honolulu – 21-08-1959 – Aloha state

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click here for a list of the sands of Hawaii

 

ID – Idaho – Boise – 03-07-1890 – Gem state/Potato state

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1593 – Ada Co – Boise – Hidden Springs, Dry Creek

1594 – Ada Co –  oise – Currant Creek, Rolling Hills

1595 – Ada Co – Boise – Barclay Bay, Lucky Peak Lake

1596 – Ada Co – Boise – Boise Cascade Lake

1597 – Ada Co – Boise – Camel’s Back

1598 – Ada Co – Boise – Boise River

1601 – Benewah Co – Near Fernwood – Emerald Creek Basin

1599 – Boise Co – Horseshoe Bend – Payette River

1600 – Canyon Co – Nampa – Lake Lowell

357 – Idaho Co – Riggins – Salmon River

358 – Shoshone Co – Pinehurst – Coeur D’Alene River Hwy at Hwy 90

 

IL – Illinois – Springfield – 03-12-1818 – Land of Lincoln/Prairie state

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282 – Cook Co – Chicago – Beach in front of Drake Hotel at Lake Michigan

1918 – Cook Co – Chicago – Lake Michigan – Leone Park Beach

1917 – Lake Co – Zion Illinois State Beach Park – Lake Michigan Beach

2210 – La Salle Co – North of Ottowa, Wedron Silica Mine – Div.of Fairmont Minerals on Fox River

1422 – Mason Co – Topeka – Sandridge State Forest

 

IN – Indiana – Indianapolis – 11-12-1816 – Hoosier state

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2098 – La Porte Co – Michigan City – Washington Park Beach, Lake Michigan

 

IA – Iowa – Des Moines – 28-12-1846 – Hawkeye state

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KS – Kansas – Topeka – 29-01-1861 – Sunflower state

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2099 – Labette Co – Cherryvale – beach Big Hill Lake

1424 – Summer Co – Belle Plaine – Ninnescah River, near bridge on Kansas Turnpike

 

KY – Kentucky – Frankfort – 01-06-1792 – Bluegrass state

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1423 – Calloway Co – Murray – Kentucky Lake, near Hancock Biological Station

 

LA – Louisiana – Baton Rouge – 30-04-1812 – Pelican state

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ME – Maine – Augusta – 15-03-1820 – Pine tree state

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click here for a list of sands of Maine

 

MD – Maryland – Annapolis – 28-4-1788 – Old line state/Free state

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283 – St.Mary’s Co – Sam Abbel Cove, Patuxent River

 

MA – Massachusetts – Boston – 06-02-1788 – Bay state

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1329 – Barnstable Co – Cape Cod – Provincetown – near Race Point Lighthouse

284 – Bristol Co – Westport – Horseneck Beach, north of Gooseberry Island

1516 – Dukes Co – Edgartown/Cape Pogue – Chappaquiddick Island, East beach

 

MI – Michigan – Lansing – 26-01-1837 – Wolverine state

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1426 – Dickinson Co – Randville – Carbis Farm, taken about 1″ below surface

1698 – Jackson Co – Brooklyn, Irish Hills – Walter J. Hayes State Park Beach, Wamplers Lake

2100 – Oakland Co – Milford – Upper Huron River bank

872 – Ottowa Co – Grand Haven – Grand Haven beach-lake Michigan

 

MN – Minnesota – Saint Paul – 11-05-1858 – North Star state

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1427 – Oakland Co – Ortonville, Minnesota River – Headwaters at Bigstone Lake, just below flood control gates

285 – St.Louis Co – Duluth – Park Point, Lake Superior

 

MS – Mississippi – Jackson – 10-12-1817 – Magnolia state

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1429 – Hancock Co – Bay St Louis – Gulf of Mexico, possibly “cleaned” sand from Deepwater Oil Spill

2132 – Harrison Co – Biloxi – near light house Biloxi beach

2139 – Harrison Co – Gulfport, 1 mile east of hwy 49 – Gulfport bch

2102 – Panola Co – Hwy 35 SW of Bateseville – Batesville Quarry

2101 – Yazoo Co – 7 Miles NE Yazoo City – Zeiglerville Quarry

 

MO – Missouri – Jefferson City – 10-08-1821 – Show me state

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1428 – Sublette Co – Pinedale – Elk River, City Park 

 

 

MT – Montana – Helena – 08-11-1889 – Treasure state

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1430 – Carter Co – Ekalaka – Custer National Forest, Sand Blowouts along Forest Road

1431 – Gallatin Co – Westgate – Gallatin River, collected while flyfishing!!

1432 – Park Co – Gardiner – Yellowstone River, Yankee Jim Canyon Campground

 

NE – Nebraska – Lincoln – 01-03-1867 – Cornhusker state

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1436 – Dawes Co – Chadron – White River, On the Historic Fort Pierre Laramie Trail, US 385 bridge

359 – Loup Co – Taylor – Sand Hills near Broken Bow

 

NV – Nevada – Carson City – 31-10-1864 – Silver state

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286 – Clark Co – Valley of Fire State Park

 

NH – New Hampshire – Concord – 21-06-1788 – Granite state

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1231 – Grafton Co – Waterville Valley – Corcoran’s Pond

1219 – Rockingham Co – Seabrook – Seabrook Beach

1220 – Rockingham Co – Hampton – Hampton Beach

1221 – Rockingham Co – North Hampton – North Hampton State Beach

1222 – Rockingham Co – Rye – Sawyers Beach

1223 – Rockingham Co – Rye – Jenness State Beach

1224 – Rockingham Co – Rye – Rye Harbor State Park (Harbor side coarse)

1225 – Rockingham Co – Rye – Rye Harbor State Park,(Shoreline Fine)

1226 – Rockingham Co – Rye – Wallis Sands State Beach

1227 – Rockingham Co – Rye – Odiorne Point State Park

1228 – Rockingham Co – New Castle – Fort Stark Historic Site, Little Harbor

1229 – Rockingham Co – New Castle – Fort Stark Historic Site, Piscataqua River

1230 – Rockingham Co – New Castle – Sandy Beach, AKA New Castle Commons Beach

 

NJ – New Jersey – Trenton – 18-12-1787 – Garden state

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2104 – Atlantic Co – Somers Point – beach west of Ocean City Causeway

2160 – Atlantic Co – Atlantic City – beach close to the pier

288 – Cape May Co – Ocean City – Beach end of 52 St. North Atlantic Ocean

2103 – Cape May Co – Stone Harbor – Seven Mile Beach

453 – Morris Co – Mount Olive – Budd Lake, beach of lake

1437 – Sussex Co – Franklin – Zinc Mine, Glows under black light, Franklinite, Calcite, Willemite

 

NM – New Mexico – Santa Fe – 06-01-1912 – Lend of Enchantment

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1438 – Colfax Co – Raton – Santa Fe Trail!!! I-25 On the CO/NM Border, Raton Pass

287 – Dona Ana Co – White Sands National Monument

360 – Mc Kinley Co – Gallup – Near McCune just east of Hwy 566 on Hwy I-40

1295 – San Juan Co – Beclabito – the road US64 between Shiprock and the border of Arizona

 

NY – New York – Albany – 26-07-1788 – Empire state

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289 – Erie Co – Athol Springs – Hamburg Beach, Lake Erie,

1604 – Franklin Co – Tupper Lake – beach east of lake

 

1605 – Fulton Co – Caroga Lake – each of West Caroga Lake

1297 – Hamilton Co – Blue Mountain Lake – Lake Blue Montain, Beach east of the Lake

1602 – Hamilton Co – Speculator – Elm Lake, beach north of lake

1603 – Hamilton Co – Long Lake – beach at the Sea Plane Base

1298 – Kings Co – New York – Coney Island, Sand collected by the cyclone Roller coaster

1735 – Kings Co – New York City / Brooklyn – Brighton beach

1726 – New York New York City – Times Square, memorial place

1606 – St.Lawrence Co – West of South Colton – Raquette River, Warm Brook Flow, Highly Flow Area

451 – Suffolk Co – Babylon – Long Island/Fire Island/Robert Moses beach, field 5

452 – Suffolk Co – Wantagh – Long Island/Jones Beach Island/Jones Beach State Park, field 4

1733 – Suffolk Co –  Southampton – Long Island, The Hamptons

1734 – Suffolk Co – Montauk Point – Long Island, The Hamptons

 

NC – North Carolina – Raleigh – 21-11-1789 – Tar heel state/Old North state

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1434 – Carteret Co – Atlantic Beach – Fort Macon, Est 1826

2208 – Carteret Co – Cedar Island Nat.Wildlife Refuge – collected from dry dunes with southeast wind

2226 – Carteret Co – The Point – windblown sand at Bogue Inlet

290 – Currituck Co – Corolla – Currituck Beach (outer banks)

2105 – Dare Co – Kitty Hawk – Outer Banks

2197 – Dare Co – Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge – Two Sailboats Beach. 2,4 miles north of Visitors Centre

2198 – Dare Co – Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge – Wave cut dunes at DOT sample site T54

2199 – Dare Co – Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge – bch at toe of dunes 1500 ft south of Visitors Centre

2203 – Dare Co – Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge – new inlet cut by huuricane Irene August 2011

2205 – Dare Co – Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras Nat.Seashore – Coquina Beach

2206 – Dare Co – Cape Hatteras Nat.Seashore – beach at pre-1999 position of lighthouse

2224 – Dare Co – Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge – north side of Irene Inlet (opened 27-08-2011 now closed)

2225 – Dare Co – Kill Devil Hills – active swash zone at East 8th Str

2207 – Hyde Co – Ocracoke Island Cape Hatteras Nat.Seashore – bch at ramp 70 Ocracoke Airport

2209 – Hyde Co – Ocracoke Island Cape Hatteras Nat.Seashore – dunes at ramp 59

2200 – Onslow Co – Bear Island Hammocks Beach St.Pk – intertidal zone during a falling tide, just east of campsite #4

2201 – Onslow Co – Bear Island Hammocks Beach St.Pk – east end around marsh grass roots on the open bch

2204 – Onslow Co – Topsail Island – beach at Rogers Bay Campground

2202 – Pender Co – Rocky Point Quarry – uppermost sand from the Pee Dee Formation

2223 – Wake Co – Raleigh – south bank of Crabtree Creek

 

ND – North Dakota – Bismarck – 02-11-1889 – Peace garden state

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1433 – Billings Co – Medora – 3 miles SW of Medora, Gravel Pit

1435 – Robeson Co – Fairmount – Bois de Sioux River

 

OH – Ohio – Columbus – 01-03-1803 – Buckeye state

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291 – Summit Co – Portage Lakes

 

OK – Oklahoma – Oklahoma City – 16-11-1907 – Sooner state

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1442 – Love Co – Thackerville – Red River, Brown Springs Road

1441 – Pottawatomie Co – Tecumseh – Hammond Farm, Stock Pond

 

OR – Oregon – Salem – 14-02-1859 – Beaver state

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click here for a list of sand of Oregon

 

PA – Pennsylvania – Harrisburg – 12-12-1787 – Keystone state

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1803 – Erie Co – Erie – Presque Isle / Beach 10 Budny Beach

 

RI – Rhode Island – Providence – 29-05-1790 – Ocean state

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click here for a list of sand of Rhode Island

 

SC – South Carolina – Columbia – 23-05-1788 – Palmetto state

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2196 – Allendale Co – Augusta Sand and Gravel Operation – Altamaha Formation

2106 – Beaufort Co – Hilton Head Island – Palmetto Dunes Beach

2195 – Charleston Co – Sullivan’s Island – beach at the lighthouse

293 – Horry Co – Surfside Beach – beach

 

SD – South Dakota – Pierre – 02-11-1889 – Mount Rushmore state

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1443 – Lawrence Co – Deadwood – Whitewood Creek, Black Hills, Purple Shale

1444 – Pennington Co – Rapid City – Spring Creek, Black Hills, near Reptile Gardens

1461 – Spink Co – Conde – Sweetwater Lake, lake shore

 

TN – Tennessee – Nashville – 01-06-1796 – Volunteer state

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294 – Monroe Co – Tellico Plains – Bald River Falls (11 Km E of) Cherohala Skyway (bottom of the fall)

1445 – Cherokee Nat.Forest Ocoee River – Mac Point Bch, Clay mix, PURPLE when damp

 

TX – Texas – Austin – 29-12-1845 – Lone star state

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1448 – Anderson Co – Montalba – Camp Bette Perot, Girl Scout Camp

1446 – Brazos Co – Bryan – Brazos River, Glauconite Sand with 250 species, 35 million years old

1447 – Brazos Co – Bryan – Brazos River, Sand pocket in Shell Strata

295 – Cameron Co – South Padre Island – beach Gulf shores

362 – El Paso Co – El Paso – 20 miles of El Paso on Hwy 62/180, at deep well

2250 – Galveston Co – Galveston – beach near Pleasure Pier

2194 – Nueces Co – Corpus Christi – beach on North Padre Island

 

UT – Utah – Salt Lake City – 04-01-1896 – Beehive state

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2037 – Emery Co – Hanksville – Goblin Valley State Park

1450 – Grand Co – Moab – Arches National Park

2042 – Grand Co – Arches National Park –

296 – Kane Co – Kanab – Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Located 35 Miles NW Kanab

744 – Kane Co – Grand Staircase/Toadstool Hike – Escalante/between Kanab and Page

1451 – San Juan Co – Mexican Hat – San Juan River, green and orange grains mixed

1449 – Uintah Co – Jensen – In a cave along the Green River, very fine powdery mineral deposits

363 – Washington Co – Pintura/Kolob Canyons – Zion Nat.Park, 4 miles north of Pintura Hwy I-15

370 – Washington Co – Kanab – Mile marker 73, Hwy 89

2032 – Washington Co – Zion National Park – The Narrows

2040 – Washington Co – Zion National Park

 

VT – Vermont – Montpelier – 04-03-1791 – Green mountain state

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1607 – Rutland Co – Pittsfield – Tweed River

 

VA – Virginia – Richmond – 25-06-1788 – The old dominion

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2192 – Princess Anne Co – Virginia Beach 8 miles south – second row of dunes

2193 – Sussex Co – Stony Creek – ILUKA Resources Inc. Old Hickory Operations

297 – Virginia Beach Co – Virginia Beach – beach end of 9th St. North Atlantic Ocean

 

WA – Washington – Olympia – 11-11-1889 – Evergreen state

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1880 – Cowlitz Co – Mount Saint Helens – North Fork, Toutle River (1983)

1453 – Lewis Co – Randle – Crispus River, Iron Creek Campground, near Mt St Helens.

1454 – Lewis Co – Pinchot – Mt St Helens Blast Zone, Windy Ridge, volcanic sand, lots of pumice

2107 – Pacific Co – Dead Man’s Cove – Cape Disappointment

1452 – Pierce Co – Greenwater – White River, Federation Forest, appears to be volcanic

1879 – Skamania Co – Mount Saint Helens – found in a muddy creek (1983)

298 – Thurston Co – Scott Lake

 

WV – West Virginia – Charleston – 20-06-1863 – Mountain state

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WI – Wisconsin – Madison – 29-05-1848 – Badger state

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873 – Manitowoc Co -Manitowoc – Road side park lake Michigan

1699 – Sauk Co – Lake Delton – Lake Delton, Wisconsin Dells, public beach

1919 – Walworth Co – Lake Geneva – Public Beach

1920 – Racine Co – Racine – North Beach Park – Racine north beach – Lake Michigan

2233 – Jackson Co – Brockway – Wazee Lake

 

WY – Wyoming – Cheyenne – 10-07-1890 – Equality state

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1455 – Albany Co – Laramie – Laramie River

1456 – Sublette Co – Bondurant – Teton National Forest, US 191 Road Grade

364 – Sweetwater Co – Flaming Gorge – Nat.Rec.Area 10 miles of Manila, Utah

1457 – Teton Co – Yellowstone Nat.Park – Yellowstone Lake, Sand Point, nice obsidian sand, best of the Lake

1458 – Teton Co – Yellowstone Nat.Park – Yellowstone Lake, Spit, more pumice than obsidian

2141 – Teton Co – Yellowstone Lake – West Thumb, at grant village visistors centre

 

 

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