White Sands New Mexico. Copyright © Raul Diaz. Image used under Creative Commons 2.0 License.

White Sands National Monument is located about 16 miles southwest of Alamogordo in New Mexico at an elevation of 4235 feet.  The area is in the mountain-ringed Tularosa Basin valley area and comprises the southern part of a 275-mile-long field of white sand dunes composed of gypsum crystals.  (Source: Wikipedia, Image: Raul Diaz)

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