16 January 2014

Samples from Austin: another stretched-pebble conglomerate

Posted by Callan Bentley

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 just beyond this sample’s “field of view”

This is the second of two stretched pebble conglomerates seen on campus in Austin. The first one was here.