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Juniper Ridge Conglomerate outcrop by Zoltan Sylvester

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Nov 26, 2010
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Nov 26, 2010
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This is an outcrop of Upper Cretaceous deepwater deposits of the Juniper Ridge Conglomerate, near Coalinga, California. See this paper for more details: Hickson, T.A., Lowe, D.R., (2002) Facies architecture of a submarine fan channel–levee complex: the Juniper Ridge Conglomerate, Coalinga, California. Sedimentology, 49, 335-362, dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-3091.2002.00447.x Will open in a new tab or window


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  1. Zoltan Sylvester

    Zoltan Sylvester (November 28, 2010, 04:36AM )

    Ron, you are right, it is difficult to get a sense of scale. At least I should have asked somebody to stand in front of the outcrop (I usually do that), but in this case there was no time for that. There are definitely cobbles in the conglomerate, but probably no boulders. The age is supposed to be late Cenomanian (according to the paper that I linked to in the description); and I don't know much about the composition of the clasts. I didn't get any good shots of the conglomerates (in fact, never got very close to the rocks...).

  2. Ron Schott

    Ron Schott (November 27, 2010, 07:23PM )

    It's always a bit of a challenge to get a good sense of scale in big panoramic shots like this. How big would you say the maximum diameter of these conglomerate clasts is? Small cobbles? Any boulders? Also, any more precise depositional age for these? Finally, did you get a chance to shoot the conglomerate beds up close? I'd love to compare these to my Ph.D. thesis rocks at Gualala: e.g., www.gigapan.org/gigapans/14628/

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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.2733 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 1540 megapixels (70388 x 21881 pixels)
Input images: 275 (25 columns by 11 rows)
Field of view: 118.8 degrees wide by 36.9 degrees high (top=29.0, bottom=-7.9)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 3456x2592 (9.0 megapixels)
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.00625
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 357.6 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Has subsecond timestamp: no
Horizontal overlap: 18.6 to 29.1 percent
Vertical overlap: 23.2 to 27.4 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 3:06:53 (0:40 per picture)
Alignment: 17:52, Projection: 19:18, Blending: 2:29:42

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