Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Stretched conglomerate

Flinn diagrams - and some nice pictures

At Bay of Funzie, Fetlar, Shetland is a stretched pebble meta conglomerate. This is the subject of a blog which is interesting for several reasons. The rocks are interesting; the discussion is interesting, especially the use of Flinn diagrams, and the pictures are good. You can find it HERE.

Stretched pebble meta conglomerate at Bay of Funzie, Fetlar, Shetland

I found this particularly interesting as I came across stretched greenstone rocks near Marble Bar in Western Australia in 2013. There the stretching was done by huge granite plutons rising all around the grenstone - as the granites rose the greenstone went down and became spaghettified. The earthly equivalent of a black hole!

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