Day #85 Deskcrop: Rand Schist

We’ll close out our westward journey this work week with a final stop in California. Today’s deskcrop is a piece of epidote-bearing blueschist, collected from the Rand Schist west of Randsburg, California. The sample was collected during a Penrose Conference in the Tehachapi Mountains, and if memory serves me, this particular leg/locality was led by Carl Jacobson. Though this may not be the most representative sample from this locality, I recall collecting it for is large epidote crystals – best seen on quartz in the second photo below.

The locality of this sample is very fuzzy in my memory, so take its placemark with a big grain of salt.

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Quartz – Epidote – Blueschist

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Quartz – Epidote – Blueschist

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