Last summer I visited two conglomerate outcrops; one was Mount Battie in Camden, the other Mars Hill Mountain in Mars Hill. These two rocks couldn't be any different while sharing the same name. Each rock tells this history of its own place in three distinct chapters.
Chapter 1: Clasts
|Mount Battie Conglomerate - Round Quartzite Clasts Circled|
|Mars Hill Conglomerate - Flat Black Clasts Squared, Jagged|
Edge Visible on Top Piece
The endpoint, however is just an endpoint, not the end. The beach, the ocean bottom, they are just the first step in the stories told by these rocks. Check back soon for chapter 2 and 3.
Dietrich, Richard Vincent, and Brian J. Skinner. Rocks and Rock Minerals. New York: Wiley, 1979. Print.
Way, Bryan. "Black Shales." 1 Dec. 2006. Web. 28 June 2013. <http://faculty.umf.maine.edu/eastler/public.www/Black%20Shales.pdf>.