I recently received some impressive photos of cross-sections through a grain of star sand. With the author’s permission I’d like to share these photos with you since, to my knowledge, these are the first images of this kind circulating among sand collectors. The photos represent 5x, 10x and 20x magnification, respectively. Copyright: Robert Ranner | Leica Mikrosysteme GmbH.

star sand_DF_5x
Magnification 5x

star sand _pol_10x
Magnification 10x

star sand_DF_20x
Magnification 20x