But pinpointing in DnD has a special meaning. It's like with blindsense. You may be able to tell what square they are in, but unless the rules say you can pinpoint you won't be able to target them.
Even if you can pinpoint them, how are you going to target them through 10' of sand? I'm pretty sure that blocks LOE.
Also, creatures relying on blindsense can target things they can't see as well, they just have to deal with the 50% miss chance (which generally only applies to rays and touch attacks as far as spells go).