Accretionary Wedge #42 – Countertop Geology: Palacio de Carlos V conglomerate

Ian Saginor of the blog Volcanoclast is hosting this month’s accretionary wedge, and this month’s theme is countertop geology!  What a great topic for an Accretionary Wedge - Here’s the call for posts. The thing that immediately came to my mind was conglomerate, because its my favorite sedimentary rock (see second photo for evidence), especially …

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“Doomed pioneers” – my favorite turbidite ichnofacies!

And, no I am not talking about the Donner Party (hooray, wikipedia links are back!).  I am talking about a 1990 Geology paper by Follmi and Grimm called "Doomed pioneers: Gravity-flow deposition and bioturbation in marine oxygen-deficient environments."  The doomed pioneers in this case are shrimp burrows of the ichnofacies Thalassinoides and Gyrolithes that were brought from shallow water into the …

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Geology on the Wing Wednesdays #10 – Sandy Creek winding through the drought-stricken Hill Country, Texas

Whew! I had a hectic holiday season, but a great one.  Too great, in fact, to be blogging.  So now I am back in the swing of things, here is a quick photo from a recent trip to see family.  Contrary to popular opinion, there is topography in Texas!  Here is a nice shot of …

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