Eastern Mojave Vegetation Metaconglomerate.  


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There are numerous outcrops of meta-conglomerate in the area near the Golden Quail mine. Conglomerate is a sedimentary rock of sand and rounded gravel. When it is slightly metamorphosed by heat and pressure, the mineral grains interlock between the gravel and the sand, so it becomes a single rock called "metaconglomerate" with a texture that looks like sand and gravel. When the rock is fractured, as the rock face is in this photograph, the fracture cuts right through what used to be individual pebbles, giving this natural terrazzo effect.

Article records that use this photograph:

  • New York Mountain Road - Mojave National Preserve: 25000.

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