Day #96 Deskcrop: Granodiorite of Wagy Flat

During the course of my M.S. and Ph.D. research I collected a great many samples of the granitoids of the southern Sierra Nevada Batholith as reference samples of the plutons that may have been parental to the conglomerate clasts from the Gualala basin whose provenance I was attempting to ascertain. Today’s deskcrop is from one of those southern Sierran plutons. I’m guessing a bit at the exact locality of the sample, as my field notes are shamefully thin on detail. I really need to get back to this area and reacquaint myself with the details of its geology…

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Granodiorite of Wagy Flat

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