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Debris from old glaciers

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Debris From Old Glaciers AMNH/R.Mickens

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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

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Earth Structure

Keywords: Geology, Glaciers, Conglomerate

Audience: General