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19 October 2016

Oddball Icelandic rocks, part III: conglomerate

At the Volcano Museum in Stykkish√≥lmur, I learned that Iceland has fossils. Specifically, they have a display of bivalve (clam) fossils there, and when I asked where to find them, I was directed to a point further east on the Sn√¶fellsnes Peninsula. The next day, I set off to find them. Here was what I saw on a cliff high above me, at the spot nearest to where I thought …

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