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Plastiglomerate

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Hawaii, Anthropocene, probably formed around 2010. Coll.no. 234622

The youngest type of rock on earth is a conglomerate. The official name, ‘plastiglomerate’, is derived from one of its constituents: plastic. It was created as a result of the pollution caused by modern humans, and thus symbolises a new geological era characterised by human influence: the Anthropocene.

Photo left Hawaii, Anthropocene, probably formed around 2010. Coll.no. 234622
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Hawaii