Conglomerate

Conglomerate is distinguished from breccia by its rounded clasts.

Properties
Rock group Sedimentary
Origin Lithiclastic
Particle size (Wentworth) >2 mm

Conglomerate in Hand Sample

Your friendly author really likes conglomerates and has sole editorial control, mwahahaha, so here’s a load of conglomerates.

Leesburg conglomerate boulder

Flat pebble conglomerate of the Gros Ventre Formation

Quartz pebble conglomerate of the Shawangunk Formation

Conglomerate of the Cerro Toro Formation, Chilean Patagonia

Mudchip conglomerate of the Belt Supergroup in Montana

Arkosic conglomerate from the Caves of Cushendun

Strained metaconglomerate known as Funzie conglomerate (with bonus structural geology content)

Just a nice conglomerate countertop

Conglomerate in Thin Section

Conglomerate with hematite cement, plane polars

Conglomerate with hematite cement, crossed polars

Conglomerate with hematite cement and calcite cement, plane polars

Conglomerate with hematite cement and calcite cement, crossed polars

Conglomerate, plane polars
Conglomerate, crossed polars

Conglomerate with hematite cement, plane polars
Conglomerate with hematite cement, plane polars
Conglomerate with hematite cement, crossed polars
Conglomerate with hematite cement, crossed polars