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Can someone tell me what this is please?

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asked Dec 21, 2015 by sherijd (180 points)

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It is not a very good picture but it appears to be a concretion. The white rocks appear to be Quartz.the sand and mud appears to have cemented the various rocks together into one rock. These are formed in various ways. One of the most common is from alluvial flow from receding glaciers. One example of a concretion would be a pudding stone. See the puddingstone picture inserted here.

answered Dec 21, 2015 by Weasel (40,320 points)
Do these 2 additional pictures help identify?
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I tried posting a couple more pictures - it might be nothing and I am new to this but it seems so unique but not an expert at all :)

This is the top of the same rock

This is the other side of the 'rock'

answered Dec 22, 2015 by sherijd (180 points)
Thank you both so much for the help
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To further explain Weasel's explanation, its a type of conglomerate, where quartz pebbles became congealed in hardened sandstone.
answered Dec 28, 2015 by hershel (47,740 points)

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