unconsolidated

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[ US /ənkənˈsɑɫəˌdeɪtɪd/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. loose and unstratified
    unconsolidated soil
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  • In general, it is comprised of a wedged-shaped series of unconsolidated layers of sands, clays and marls on a gently, southeastward dipping bedrock (80 to 100 feet per mile) which is 1,300 to 6,000 feet below the surface. 2009 March « Beachwood Historical Alliance
  • Geologists commonly reserve the term placer for unconsolidated sediment - materials that have not been lithified.
  • Net contracts excluding unconsolidated j oint ventures fell 13%. Hovnanian Narrows Its Loss
  • Forceful injection of unconsolidated sand can occur in all directions.
  • When the seal on an unconsolidated, overpressured sand body fails the resulting steep hydraulic gradient may cause the sand to fluidize.
  • As the ice moves it can erode or excavate large quantities of the rock and unconsolidated debris on which it rests.
  • Similarly, geomorphology varies from a low-gradient slope along the alluvial coastal plain, composed primarily of unconsolidated sediments to steeper gradients of acidic rocks of igneous origin and clastic sediments as one moves up into the mountains. Sonoran-Sinaloan transition subtropical dry forest
  • Therefore one may reasonably assume that fluid circulation inside unconsolidated sediments must play an active role in settling sedimentary structures.
  • In unconsolidated villages, women worked on a household's scattered strips alongside their female neighbors and often quarreled with them over wandering poultry or livestock.
  • There, fault planes parallel to the fjord display red coloration, red cataclasite in zones up to 10 cm thick, and wide zones of unconsolidated breccia or gouge.
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