The Falkland Islands contain approximately 117 mine fields. Many of the mines were remotely delivered. About 80 percent of these landmines are hidden beneath sandy beaches and peat, which can shift a mine’s position and make detection and removal very difficult.
Ruan, Juan Carlos and Macheme, Jill
"Landmines in the Sand: The Falkland Islands,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 5
, Article 13.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol5/iss2/13