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From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future

Goldsand is a desert life form similar in evolutionary status to Earth corals and is highly prized as a spice; it also has certain pharmaceutical uses, and is an important ingredient in some types of slow and medical slow drugs.

Goldsand is a colony-based life-form that spreads over large areas of Dakaar (Reaver's Deep 1830) erg deserts, utilizing a chemosynthetic process for energy. Colonies spring up rapidly, grow with great speed, and are then scattered by the fierce sandstorms which sweep across the ergs. individual parts of the colony may survive to start up new colonies in new locations.

Goldsand also forms the chief food source for the sandroller, a small (25kg) animal which poses a danger to humans because of the highly poisonous spines which cover its spherical body. Sandrollers are many times found within the colonies as they are being harvested.

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