Friday Field Photo #182: Stretched-pebble conglomerate
This week’s photo is from Panamint Valley in southeastern California (the valley to the west of Death Valley). This example of a stretched-pebble conglomerate is actually a boulder in a wash and not in place. Therefore, I’m not exactly sure of it’s age, but it’s likely from the Proterzoic Kingston Peak Formation, which crops out in the Panamint range. It’s pretty awesome to think about pebbles in a conglomerate getting deformed and stretched like this.