Friday Field Foto #53: Armored mud ball
I was recently going through all my field photographs from Patagonia while putting together some material for a guidebook and found a nice example of an armored mudball.
Back in February I posted a geopuzzle Friday Field Foto showing a situation where just the armor was left, but the mud had eroded out.
Today’s example is a more straightforward example. This is within a mixed mud-silt-sand matrix-supported conglomerate in the Cretaceous of southern Chile. This is within a complex of clastic injectites, which you can read about here.
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