Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

a beach of gold dust

a beach of gold dust

This is the beach at Rincon de Guayubitos, Nayarit, Mexico.  The sand is mixed with gold dust, most probably pyrite.  As the waves break, the gold dust swirls creating kinetic patterns in the waves that settle on the sand, just long enough to admire before the next wave breaks.

depositing a swirl of gold with each wave

depositing a swirl of gold with each wave

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One comment on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

  1. In the old west this was called , ?Fool’s Gold”. Many thought it was the real thing. Still must be
    beautiful ???

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