Debris from old glaciers

  • Exhibition Text

    • The broken-up rock fragments in this conglomerate from the Gowganda formation are not in contact with one another. This indicates that they were released by melting ice that was tumbling from a glacier’s front, and sank into sands in the water below. 

      AMNH collection

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Earth Structure

      Keywords: Geology, Glaciers, Conglomerate

      Audience: General