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16 January 2014

Samples from Austin: another stretched-pebble conglomerate

While at the University of Texas at Austin, where the Jackson School of Geosciences was hosting the Summit on the Future of Geoscience Education this past weekend, I was impressed to see a well-developed rock garden outside the student center. Here’s an example of a stretched-pebble conglomerate from that garden: Note the nice epidote boudins running down the middle. The way the foliation “flares” at the bottom suggests another boudin …


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