Sand Origin

Drankesberg Mountains

Random Sand Fact

“Leave nothing but your footprint” may not be as temporary as you think.

If you step in mud and sand soon after fills the footprint the step can be preserved for millions of years. With more sediment continuously added, the sand compacts to rock that yet, some million years later, resurfaces as a fossilized footprint.

Massive footprints of a dinosaur out on a stroll 200 million years ago were recently found at the heights of Lesotho. The footprints belonging to a huge carnivore of 9 m/26 ft unexpectedly show that big two-legged carnivores once existed in southern Africa.

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