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Carmelo Formation at Point Lobos
Carmelo Formation (Conglomerate) at Point Lobos, California
Puddingstone outcrop on Coppet Hill - - 465829
Puddingstone outcrop

A conglomerate is a rock consisting of individual clasts within a finer-grained matrix that have become cemented together.

Conglomerates are sedimentary rocks consisting of rounded fragments and are thus differentiated from breccias, which consist of angular clasts. Both conglomerates and breccias have clasts larger than sand (>2 mm).

A puddingstone: pebbles from a former beach cemented by silica
Chinese snuff bottle, c. 1750-1850, puddingstone bottle with coral and glass stopper, Honolulu Museum of Art
A polished puddingstone snuff bottle

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