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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Geo-pumpkin: a perfect Bouma sequence turbidite!

UPDATE, Nov 7, 2012 - see this post for a broader overview of turbidite deposits. I came home today and had to join the fun, and my entry is my favorite geological feature, the turbidite.  Arnold Bouma described it, Roger Walker and Don Lowe interpreted it, and I carved it into a pumpkin.  Check out …

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Conglomeratic submarine canyon fill, Point Lobos, California

Wow, this is one of the best normally graded turbidites I have ever seen!  I saw this at the Point Lobos State Natural Preserve near Monterey, CA on a recent field trip with SPODDS (my former research group) .  These rocks exposed along the Pacific coast have been uplifted by San Andreas transpression, and they are …

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Submarine channel asymmetry in a gravel-rich system, Cerro Toro Fm, Chile

One of the main purposes of publishing research is to get as many eyes on your results as soon as possible. A recent work that my co-authors (Anne Bernhardt and Don Lowe) and I published and would like the world to know about concerns some outcrops of submarine channels in the the Magallanes Basin, Chile. …

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