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White Sands National Monument

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Gypsum - White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument is an amazing monument to the Biblical flood, which lies in the South Central area of the New Mexico in the USA. Massive dunes of a pure gypsum engulf 275 square miles of the New Mexico desert. It is the largest gypsum deposit in the world. Gypsum is a mineral known as an evaporite. Large evaporite deposits like the one at White Sands are a clear testaments that the landscape was covered in massive quantities of water that evaporated leaving the sediments behind. Evaporite deposits, such as gypsum, can be found all over the world.

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White Sands National Monument website

U.S. National Park Service


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