Original Jurassic Pit Sand
Original Jurassic Pit Sand is our most popular sand for a horseshoe pit. This sand is direct from the deserts of Southern Utah. This famous burnt orange color looks great in any horseshoe pit and never loses its color. With a gorgeous orange hue complemented by it’s amazingly silky-soft texture this sand is perfect for any horseshoe pit. With no dust this sand won’t upset allergies or asthma, so it’s perfect a perfect sand to play in for hours on end. Because our sand can be used wet or dry you don;t need to worry about it being left outside.
- Incredibly Clean
- Won’t Upset Allergies or Asthma
- Beautiful Orange Color
- Wet or Dry Use
$8 Shipping on any Jurassic Sands product: everyone knows sand is very heavy, and heavy means it's expensive to ship. In order to save you money, we subsidize the majority of the shipping cost and only charge you a flat rate price of $8 per box!
Recommended Amount: 50 lb. bag(s) needed: 25 lb. bag needed:
Horseshoe Pits need at least four inches of depth and professional pits typically use 8 inches of depth for their pits.
*Remember to keep all measurements in inches, if you are still having trouble with the calculation call us at 877-531-8600 or if you will need an order for more than 1,000 lbs. to receive a bulk order discount.
Our Original Jurassic Sand was first discovered in the Southern Utah in 1992 by two geologists- Jerry Bergosh (aka the Jurassic Sandman) and his business partner Tom. They spent the winter of 1991 exploring the canyons and deserts of Utah for the beautiful orangy-red sand you are using today.
The discovery of dinosaur footprints in the rock formation that the sand comes from gave The Sandman geologist the biggest clue to the age of this layer of rock. The trackway (as Dinosaur footprints are known as) were from two Jurassic-aged plant eating Dino's that had walked through the mud flats surrounding a swampy area.Geologists use clues like this to 'tell time'. Since the trackway was in the Navajo Sandstone formation we can conclude with good certainty that it is about 200 million years old.
The final part of the story shows how geology works to shape the Earth. Millions of years of exposure to wind and water is slowly eroding the sandstone mountain grain by grain. Solid rock reduced to trillions of sand grains shaped round by the wind, and blown into spectacular Sahara desert-like sand dunes. It is from these sand dunes that our Original Jurassic Sand is collect from shovel full by shovel full. The best part is we follow that recommendation to 'Tread lightly and leave no trace'. Within weeks there is no trace we were ever there - the wind has completely filled where we dug with newly eroded sand grains. And so the geologic cycle continues Eon after Eon.
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