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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Exceptional dunes, Miocene fluvial rocks, central Spain

Ahh yes, does this remind you of Reservoir Dogs?  If you are lost, google it and see the similarities... These are some beautiful exposures in the Loranca basin of central Spain.  This beautiful area is home to the Tortola Formation, a Miocene fluvial succession displaying 'labyrrinthine' facies architecture (whatever that means). Overall this succession is a …

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