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Why some beaches are muddy and some are sandy.

explain why some beaches are muddy and some are sandy. relate them to weathering process
Question asked by: syikin90

Asked on: 27 Feb 2010

It depends on what rocks there are and how old the beach is.

Sand is made by the weathering of certain types of rocks over millions of years.

If the water has been there for millions of years and the rocks are the sort that weather and erode there will be sand.

If relatively new or the wrong type of rock or no rock at all then of course you won't get rock and either get pebbles or muddy or similar.

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Replied at: 27 Feb 2010
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