alluvial deposit

NOUN
  1. clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down
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  • Some alluvial deposits are a rich source of diamonds.
  • The Greeks called the alluvial deposit at the mouth of the Nile, from its shape, the Delta of the Nile. The Science of Fingerprints Classification and Uses
  • These pioneer prospectors practiced surface mining, obtaining gold from the alluvial deposits called placers.
  • The crescent-shaped floor of the caldera teems with a network of smaller volcanic mouths, cones, domes, lava channels, dikes, lavas from light felsic flows to viscid red lavas and black obsidian blocks, ochre plains of sandy alluvial deposits and red and black volcanic ejecta, scoria, lapilli and pumice, from a long series of basaltic effusions. Teide National Park, Spain
  • The crescent-shaped floor of the caldera teems with a network of smaller volcanic mouths, cones, domes, lava channels, dikes, lavas from light felsic flows to viscid red lavas and black obsidian blocks, ochre plains of sandy alluvial deposits and red and black volcanic ejecta, scoria, lapilli and pumice, from a long series of basaltic effusions. Teide National Park, Spain
  • The largest stands are found not along the larger river channels but along slow-moving, meandering tributary streams where alluvial deposition is occurring.
  • The walls were mostly slate, apparently quite normal, grained rock produced by a perfectly standard physical process of alluvial deposition.
  • However, it does show, in a general way, the thick alluvial deposits along the lower Mississippi River and on the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains, and in the deep basins of the western cordillera. Full Text Circular: About the Geologic Map in the National Atlas of the United States of America « ResourceShelf
  • In Mozambique, gold has occasionally been panned from alluvial deposits close to the Zimbabwe border.
  • These pioneer prospectors practiced surface mining, obtaining gold from the alluvial deposits called placers.
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