- "The Republic promised if I ever got caught, they'd extract me and I would retire on the Gold Beaches of Corellia. With full immunity!"
- ―Moff Tyrak
Eons of exposure to the breaking waves of the surf and wind manipulated the sand crystals into a soft almost flour like powder. The beaches also exhibited a highly reflective quality about them created by the gold mica-like particles of the shells of a vast number of aquatic arthropod species as well as microscopic organisms, primarily the douradea species of algae, mixed in with the pearlescent particulate of offshore coral reefs. The combination of these particles gave the beaches their namesake as they resembled gold powder. The rarest of the golden beaches were the black gold beaches of the equatorial regions. The sand had a heavy load of ancient volcanic silica. These were considered to be some of the most ancient exposed sands of the planet from a time long before the power of wind and the elements smoothed ancient mountains and volcanoes down to the current soft slopes, mesas and hills of the current geology.
During the Cold War, Republic Strategic Information Service managed to get an informant in the Sith Empire's stationed on Balmorra in the form of Moff Tyrak. Tyrak fed the Balmorran resistance with information under the promise that he would eventually be extracted to lead a peaceful life on the Gold Beaches of Corellia.
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- MedStar I: Battle Surgeons (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Kenobi (Mentioned only)
- Shadow Games (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
- Ambush at Corellia (First appearance)
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- Coruscant and the Core Worlds
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