This sand is from the collection of the late Ivor Treby. It was collected from the beach at Caesars by Ocean One Pier, in 1989. It contains quartz, amphibole, pink garnet and possibly tourmaline var. Schorl.
Ivor was a biochemistry teacher and poet with over 400 published poems. He considered himself to be a gay literary activist.
Ivor took early retirement in the 1980s and dedicated his time to researching two Victorian/Edwardian women poets who wrote under the pseudonym Michael Field. He also spent much of the next 20 years travelling abroad. Wherever he went he collected sample of sand and sediment.
He was meticulously organised. His personal archive of poems, postcards, letters and research is held by the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford. For more insofmation on Ivor and the archive please see their website http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/online/modern/treby/treby.html