Conglomerate, in geology, a sedimentary rock composed of rounded rock fragments cemented together by a finer-grained material such as sand or clay. The fragments, which are commonly quartz or limestone but can be almost any type of rock, originally may have accumulated on beaches or in beds of streams.
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