White Sands National Park

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White Sands National Park is an American national park located in the state of New Mexico. It is surrounded by the White Sands Missile Range. The park covers 145,762 acres (227.8 sq mi; 589.9 km2) in the Tularosa Basin. The park has a field of white sand dunes made of gypsum crystals. It is the largest of its kind on Earth,[1] with a depth of about 30 feet (9.1 m), dunes as tall as 60 feet (18 m), and about 4.5 billion short tons (4.1 billion metric tons) of gypsum sand.

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  1. "Nature – White Sands National Park". nps.gov. National Park Service. January 14, 2017. Archived from the original on July 4, 2019. Retrieved March 29, 2019.