Sand from Merzouga part of scientific exhibition in São Paulo (video)

The sand from Merzouga, a small village in the Sahara in the South-East of Morocco, and that of other regions in the world is the subject of a scientific exhibition.

This exhibition is newly opened in the ' Science and Technology Park ' (CIENTEC) of the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil (USP). The scientific exhibition is titled "Sands of the World" and offers visitors the opportunity to observe sand samples from all over the world. The exhibition will be held to 29 July.

Visitors can discover the specific characteristics of these small stone particles, whose size between 0.063 and 2 mm, as well as the different elements that have contributed to the shaping of it in the various regions, it reports Agency ANBA, organ of the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to the ultra fine and kuilhoudende sand from the famous Merzouga dunes is the sand of the pyramids in Egypt and of exotic places like Disappointment Island in Antarctica, Iceland, Okinawa Japan and the island of Kauai in Hawaii.

Sand samples from Greece, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Chile, Bolivia, Mexico, Barbados, Colombia and Thailand, as well as the local sand of Maranhao and São Paulo, also during this exhibition presented

The exhibition also shows the sand formation process by a section of rocks and minerals to show in various stages of disintegration. The exhibition is the culmination of a project that is funded by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and coordinated with the Department of geoscience of the USP.

According to the organizers, some of the presented sand samples collected by students of the geophysical Department of the USP. Others are offered by researchers and scientific institutions from different countries, reports Moroccoworldnews.

To illustrate a video by AJ + about the famous sand from Merzouga:

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