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What's with the pink sand on Lake Superior's shore in Northern Michigan?

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

DETROIT – Pink sand? Yes, it's true.

Pink sand has been washing up on the shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula.

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore posted about the pink sand on their Facebook page with an explanation:

Is this sand pink? Yes it Is! The pink sand on the beach can be found on the northeast corner of Sand Point at the very end of Sand Point Rd. The pink sand is actually garnet that has eroded from one of the sandstone layers of the Pictured Rock cliffs. The garnet then washed up at Sand Point and makes a unique pink sand beach.

Is this sand pink? Yes it Is! The pink sand on the beach can be found on the northeast corner of Sand Point at the...

Posted by Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Thursday, July 6, 2017

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