Thursday, March 24, 2016

Things You Find in the Field: Pyramidal Objects #4

It's not a pyramid, unlike the three pyramidal objects (#1#2#3) I posted about a couple years back. It's actually a frustum, in this case a pyramidal frustum, one based on an oblique, irregular, triangular pyramid. That is, it's a "chopped" triangular pyramid.

The rock itself was on an alluvial fan not far from Walker Lake; it was pointed out to me by MOH, who spotted it on our second-day hike to some Pleistocene shorelines. Although it was lying on a grusy soil amidst large granitic boulders, the rock looks porphyritic. I don't know if it's a porphyritic version of the granitic intrusive rock lying around, or if it's extrusive in origin.

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