Ka Lae Hawaii, Volcanic Olivine Green Beach Sand, Micromount


Ka Lae is an isolated and hard to reach (literally) beach at the southernmost point of the big island of Hawaii. The sand on this beach is a brilliant emerald green. The color is the result of tiny olivine crystals that have been broken down and tumbled by wave action. The olivine is volcanic in nature (like the entire island chain), and this sand is made of tiny peridot crystals - like walking on a carpet of semi-precious stones. This area is also one of the earliest settled sites on the Hawaiian island chain and the ruins of an ancient temple are located nearby. I only have a very limited quantity of this sand.

Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing a small sample of Ka Lae sand like the one shown. Your sample will be enclosed in a capsule and labeled gemjar.