Jurassic Mojave Beige Sensory Sand
Jurassic Mojave Beige is an all-natural, earthy light colored sand from the Mojave desert. This sensory sand is perfect for classrooms. Despite its incredibly soft and small granular texture this sand contains no dust and is allergy and asthma friendly. With this silky soft sand children won't want to leave the sensory table or playground sandbox . Smooth-textured with a neutral color that will look great in any classroom or playground. Be sure to look at our Teacher Guide for the best uses of our sand and our Creativity Guide for unique ideas for our sands!
Shipping is $10 on each Jurassic Sands product. Everyone knows sand is very heavy, and heavy means it's expensive to ship. Only $10 per each product for USPS Priority Mail shipping because we subsidize part of the cost to keep your cost down.
Recommended Amount (lb.): 50 lb. bag(s) needed 25 lb. bag(s) needed
*Remember to keep all measurements in inches, if you are still having trouble with the calculation call us at 877-531-8600.
Geologist Jerry first ran across this beautiful sand while exploring the Mojave Desert for rare metals that occur in minerals like titanium and the minerals silver and gold. Surprising to most people is that Mother Nature will often hide these precious minerals and others – like tungsten- in amongst the sand grains.
Now before you get your gold pan out and start looking in your Mojave Beige Sand, keep in mind the percentage is so low, and the gold flakes so small, that it is impossible to get them out! In fact, they are so small they can only be seen with a powerful microscope.
And this is just one of the things that geologists search for when doing their job. Now what is also interesting is this sand does have great value to the ‘right’ users. Because it is the natural color of the Earth (as compared to terra-cotta colored rocks from the Grand Canyon), the lack of color makes it a perfect sand for those businesses that make window panes and windshield glass.
Geologists often call it ‘glass sand’ because that is what its primary use is and the Mojave is the place it can be found. A quick note about the Mojave Desert (sometimes spelled Mohave). It extends from California (think of Palm Springs) through Nevada, a little way north into Utah and as far south as northern Arizona.
It’s a big desert and even includes famous Death Valley where the hottest temperature on Earth was ever recorded - 134 degrees Fahrenheit – in 1913! And to prove how hot Death Valley is, the average temperature in July is over 116 degrees every day!
The Mojave Desert is also the driest desert in North American. Since Death Valley is a National Park we have great record keeping on temperature and rainfall. Average rainfall is less that 2 ½” a year. But don’t worry because Winter, Spring, and Fall still great times to visit the Mojave Desert since the weather is beautiful. And that’s when Geologist Jerry goes exploring…
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