Northern States Ride 2016

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On the final day of the conference I attend the "Brewschist" field trip, which highlights more of the Franciscan Complex, including magnificent outcrops of high pressure blueschist. The relative roles of deformation and sedimentation in melange formation has been debated for decades, here is melange fabric in a highly deformed serpentinite.

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