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White Sands National Park New Mexico. What is it?. It is a national monument in New Mexico It is 10 acres It is an area filled with sand made of gypsum mineral, which is not very hard. Gypsum. Gypsum is a soft mineral that makes the White Sands.

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White sands national park new mexico

White Sands National ParkNew Mexico


What is it

What is it?

  • It is a national monument in New Mexico

  • It is 10 acres

  • It is an area filled with sand made of gypsum mineral, which is not very hard


Gypsum

Gypsum

  • Gypsum is a soft mineral that makes the White Sands.

  • The sand is formed when big pieces of Gypsum breaks in to small pieces.

  • These small pieces are then carried away with the wind.

  • This makes them rub against each other which makes the pieces smaller and smaller.

  • Finally it becomes fine, smooth sand corn.


History

History

  • 100 million years ago it was covered by sea.

  • It was discovered by some officers in 1849

  • In 1933, President Herbert Hoover made it a national park.


T oday

Today

  • They are looking for a better way to protect it

  • One way is to make more people visit the national park


Animals

Animals

  • There are scorpions, insects, spiders, lizards and other kind of animals living in White Sands.


Things to do

Things to Do

  • Sledding on the Dunes

  • Hiking

  • Kids crafts

  • More here: http://www.nps.gov/whsa/forkids/parkfun.htm


White sands national park new mexico

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By: Anton


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