Green Sand at the Papakolea Beach

Photo of the green sand at Papakolea Beach

Papakolea Beach (also known as Green Sand Beach, Mahana Beach and, erroneously, Puʻu Mahana) is a green sand beach located at South Point, in the Kaʻu district of the island of Hawaiʻi. One of only two green sand beaches in the United States, the other being in Guam, the beach gets distinctive coloring from olivine crystals found in a nearby cinder cone.

via Papakolea Beach – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Image from Wikimedia Commons

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