As one of the most abundantly appearing natural compounds on Earth, sand has played an important role in man’s evolution through the ages. Though the average grain of sand is not much larger than the width of a human hair, it is available in copious quantities in almost all parts of the world, making it a nearly limitless natural resource. As a result, sand is now used for a multitude of purposes that range from fracking and construction to glass manufacturing and development of equestrian fields. For more such interesting facts about sand, check out the below infographic from the Mainland Aggregates Ltd!

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Text and graphics: Mainland Aggregates Ltd.