World Amazing Stuff: Papakolea Beach in Hawaii

Papakolea Beach in Hawaii

Papakolea Beach, known as Green Sandy Beach located in the Island of Hawaii. There are four green sand bleachers in the world and the Papakolea beach is one of it. It gets its wonderful coloring from the mineral olivine. Olivine is a common mineral component of Hawaiian lavas and one of the first crystals to form as magma cools.

Olivine is known as "Hawaiian Diamond". The source of the green coloration of the beach sands is due to the olivine crystals.