South Point

Yesterday we visited the southern most point of the United States, appropriately named South Point. We hiked about 3 miles down the coast to a green sand beach that is made primarily of olivine. At the beach, we split up into 3 groups and did a stratigraphic column of the cliff adjacent to the beach.

Stewart pointing out the green sand beach on the geologic map.

Green sand beach!

Hal ready for the beach.

Group shot


The green sand at Mahana Bay contains olivine (green grains), volcanic glass (black), and coral (white).



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