Original Jurassic Therapy Sand
Buy direct from the geologist that discovered the silky soft orangy-red desert sand that won the hearts of play therapists everywhere! We call it Original Jurassic Sand and it is straight from one of Mother Nature's Red Rock deserts in the US Southwest.
It is our most popular sand for sand trays because there is no dust, it has a silky-soft feel and it's color comes naturally like you see at Zion's and Grand Canyon National Parks.
Original Jurassic is perfect for sand trays for many reasons: it never wears out, never loses its gorgeous color and was the first in-the-industry 'No Asthma No Allergy' sand. This is the one that set the standard for all of our subsequent Jurassic Sands!
Perfect for building sand castles in your sand tray, just add water and when it dries the sand is back to the silky-soft texture! And remember, it never throw any Jurassic Sand away - just wash whatever falls on the floor with some soap & water (and rinse well) and it's as good as new!
And shipping on any Jurassic Sand is only $5!
PS: Some ask if our Real Jurassic QuickSand is different from the Original Jurassic. It is! QuickSand is off-the-scale soft and lighter in color. But it also has all the good properties of Original Jurassic (dust-free, add water, never wears out).
PPS: One customer asked if our sands are toxic to animals and as the Geologist that founded the Jurassic Sand company, I can assure everyone that every sand we sell is safe to ingest - whether you're a dog, reptile, child or adult. We exceed every standard required by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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.
Our Original Jurassic Sand was first discovered in the Southwest US 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 the West 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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