A retired science teacher from Michigan sent me a package of 50+ samples of sand. During her career she had a requirement that if students went away on vacation they had to bring her back a sample of sand from that place. She incorporated that sample into her ever-growing Sand Lab. This was the last sample in the batch that I placed into my website. Why did I wait so long? I couldn't and she couldn't identify it's location. The only clue was the name - "Kvele Point??" I did a search and came up with nothing pertaining to sand. I changed the "v" to a "u" to make "Kuele Point," and came up with a book about the Cape of Good hope that has a Kuele Point. Well, maybe the sample does come from the Cape of Good Hope, but I have my doubts. This sample, along with many others in my collection, are orphans. They are unlabeled samples that have been in my collection in babyfood jars forever, or they are mislabeled, or the label is very vague. But they deserve a place on the site, and this will be it!
Kvele Point contains both shells and porous rocks that look volcanic. I would suspect it comes from Hawaii, but I could be wrong. There are some very unusual shells that I've included with the samples. If you have a clue as to where this sample comes from, drop me an e-mail.
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