Sand Origin

Lago Gutierrez, Bariloche, Patagonia

Random Sand Fact

Guess what treasure of unimaginable worth patiently lay waiting to be unveiled beneath Argentina’s sandy landscape?

Not gold or diamonds but something even more valuable: oil and gas.

What nature has discreetly stored for millions of years under the sand dunes of Vaca Muerta, humans now extract. With it, Argentina has the potential to become a significant energy producer.

But there’s more to the Vaca Muerta sand than oil and gas. It’s also the home for animals such as an endangered sand lizard.

One can’t help but wonder, what are we next to find in sands?

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