2015 Challenge

Last year's challenge was a bit disappointing. Not because of the quality of the samples I received, but the quantity of samples I posted. I fell far below of my goal of posting a new sample a day. I have set myself a more reasonable task this year - 100 United States and 100 International samples. The quest to Turn the United States Purple still exists, but with a slightly different goal. I've given up trying to get ten samples for each state in one year. The colors on the states now reflect how many samples we have for the state. The goal is to get at least 25 samples per state. There is no time limit.  I definitely want to see more from the Midwest. There must be sand somewhere in Kansas and Nebraska! Let the quests continue!!

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   UNITED STATES SAMPLES 

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WEST  MIDWEST SOUTH NORTHEAST
  AK AZ , CA HI , NV MI , NE , WI  AL FL, LA , TN , WV ME 

HAWAII - Return to Top

MICHIGAN - Return to Top

ALABAMA - Return to Top

MAINE - Return to Top

MAI POINA 'OE LAW'U, KIHEI, MAUI 20.76N, 156.46

SOUTH BEACH, SOUTH HAVEN  42.40N, 86.27W

CONECUH RIVER, ANDALUSIA 31.30N, 86.48W

NESOWADNEHUNK STREAM, BAXTER STATE PARK 46.03N, ≈68.93W

PA'AKO BEACH, MAKENA, MAUI 20.63N, 156.45W

WISCONSIN - Return to Top

TENNESSEE - Return to Top

CRESCENT BEACH, CAPE ELIZABETH  43.60N, 70.23W

 ONEKAHAKAHA BEACH,HILO, HAWAII 19.73N, 155.02W

GRANT PARK, SO. MILWAUKEE (2 SAMPLES)  42.92N, 87.85W

SPRING HILL CEMETERY, NASHVILLE  36.24N, 86.72W

 

KE'ANAE, MAUI 20.85N, 156.13W

NEBRASKA - Return to Top

KIMBERLITE PIPE, NORRIS LAKE 36.22N, 84.09W

 

MOLOKINI ISLAND, MAUI (2 SAMPLES)  20.63N, 156.50W

SCHRAMM PARK, PLATTE RIVER 41.02N, 96.25W

WEST VIRGINIA - Return to Top  

POHAKU BEACH, WEST MAUI 21.20N, 157.25W

 

TYGART LAKE, GRAFTON 39.34N, 80.02W

 
HOTEL WAIKOLOA, WAIKOLOA, HAWAII 19.94N, 155.79W  

LOUISIANA - Return to Top

 

ALASKA - Return to Top

 

TANGIPAHOA RIVER, FRANKLINTON 30.85N, 90.15W

 
NENANA RIVER, GLACIAL SILT, DENALI NATIONAL PARK  63.33N, 150.50W  

FLORIDA - Return to Top

 

ARIZONA - Return to Top

 

CAPE CANAVERAL 28.46N, 80.53W

 

CHLORIDE 35.41N, 114.20W

 

LAKE CONWAY, ORLANDO 28.46N, 81.34W

 

 GRAND CANYON, WEST RIM VISITOR CENTER  36.1N, 112.1W

     

NEVADA - Return to Top

     

VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK, OVERTON 36.44N, 114.53W

     

CALIFORNIA - Return to Top

     

 NILAND MARINA AND BOMBAY BEACH, SALTON SEA (2 SAMPLES)  33.33N, 115.83W

     

                                                                                                

 

INTERNATIONAL SAMPLES

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EUROPE

 NORTH  AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, & CARIBBEAN

 SOUTH AMERICA , AFRICA  & ANTARCTICA

ASIA/AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND/SOUTH PACIFIC

 GREECE , IRELANDITALY , SPAIN

 CANADA , CARIBBEAN , COSTA RICA ,

ARGENTINA ,  BRAZIL , CHILE

CAMBODIAINDIA, LAOSUNITED ARAB EMIRATES  , VIETNAM

GREECE - Return to Top

CANADA - Return to Top

CHILE - Return to Top

VIETNAM  Return to Top

ATHENS, NEAR ACROPOLIS  37.98N, 23.73E

SOURIS BEACH, PEI 46.36N, 62.27W

VIĐA DEL MAR 33.00S, 71.50W

NHA TRANG 12.25N, 109.18E

KATAKOLO 37.66N, 21.39E

PLEASANT BAY, CAPE BRETON, NOVA SCOTIA  46.49N, 60.47W

ARGENTINA - Return to Top

CAMBODIA  Return to Top

ITALY - Return to Top

COSTA RICA - Return to Top

USHUAIA, BEAGLE CHANNEL, TIERRA DEL FUEGO 54.80S, 68.30W

SIHANOUKVILLE 10.62N, 103.50E

GIARDINI NAXOS, SICILY 37.83N, 15.28E

PLAYA HERMOSA, GUANACASTE 10.43N, 85.40W

BRAZIL - Return to Top

INDIA  -   Return to Top

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CARIBBEAN  Return to Top

 MEIA BEACH, ITAPEMA 27.09S, 48.61W

BANKS OF THE GANGES, RISHIKESH 30.10N, 78.29E

CALLA HUERTA DEL RINCON, TORREMOLINOS -  36.62N, 4.50W

DOGMAN'S BEACH, RINCON, PUERTO RICO  18.34N, 67.25W

CAP├O DA CANOA 29.77S, 50.01W

LAOS  Return to Top

IRELAND - Return to Top

   

NAM SONG RIVER, VANG VIENG 19.00N, 102.50E

GIANT'S CAUSEWAY, PORTRUSH, RATHLIN SOUND 55.24N, 6.51W

   

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES  Return to Top

     

ABU DHABI, HIGHWAY 11, 24.47N, 54.37E

     

ABU DHABI, AL MAKTOUM AIRPORT 24.47N, 54.37E

     

ABU DHABI, DOWNTOWN AFTER MAJOR SAND STORM   24.47N, 54.37E

     

ABU DHABI, CONSTRUCTION SAND PILE (2 SAMPLES)  11, 24.47N, 54.37E

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