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Alluvial Deposit

Definition of the noun alluvial deposit

What does alluvial deposit mean as a name of something?


  1. clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonyms of alluvial deposit: alluvial sediment / alluvion / alluvium
    • more generic words: deposit / sediment = matter that has been deposited by some natural process
    • more specific words:
      • delta = a low triangular area of alluvial deposits where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
      • placer = an alluvial deposit that contains particles of some valuable mineral
    • substance: alluvial soil = a fine-grained fertile soil deposited by water flowing over flood plains or in river beds

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Google previewDictionary of Earth Science (2002)

by McGraw-Hill Education

{s'ltiv-e~ol 'dam} alluvial deposit See alluvium. {o'liiv-eol di'paz-et} alluvial fan [ GEOL] A fan—shaped deposit formed by a stream either where it issues from a narrow moutain valley onto a plain or broad valley, or where a tributary stream joins ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2013)

by Chris Park, Michael Allaby

alluvial deposit See ALLUVIUM. alluvial fan A mass of sediment that builds up at a point on a stream course where there is a sudden decrease in gradient (for example, in a mountain ...


by McGraw-Hill Education

{a'liiv-e- al } alluvial deposit See alluvium. {a'liiv-é-aldi'paz-at] alluvial fan [GEOL] A fan- shaped deposit formed by a stream either where it issues from a narrow mountain ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

glance, hint, inference, innuendo, intimation, mention, quotation, reference, suggestion alluvial chalky, clayey, flinty, gravelly, lithic, loamy, pebbly, rocky, stony, territorial alluvial clay adobe alluvial deposit alluvium, cone, delta, drift, fan, geest ...

Google previewUre's Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines (1878)

Containing a Clear Exposition of Their Principles and Practice by Andrew Ure, Frederick William Rudler

auriferous alluvial deposit. 3. The Red-Streak lead. 12. Quartz- reef beyond the town of Ballarat 4. The creek. West, shown in the drawing. 5. Old Post-office hill, with quartz-reef. n is the remains of a lava stream, interrupted by 6 .

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Earth Science (2009)

by Jacqueline Smith

alluvial cone A steep alluvial deposit that forms where a fast-flowing stream debouches onto a lowland plain. Apart from its steepness, it in other ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (2013)

by Michael Allaby

alluvium An *alluvial deposit. almandine Member of the *garnet group of *minerals, Fe3AIZ(SiO4)3; sp. gr. 4.25; *hardness 6.5-7.5; *cubic; red, brown-red, or black; greasy ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines (1871)

Containing a Clear Exposition of Their Principles and Practice. Illustrated with Nearly Sixteen Hundred Engravings on Wood. Reprinted Entirely from the Last Corrected and Greatly Enl. English Ed

- auriferous alluvial deposit. 3. The Red Streak-lead. 12. Quartz reef beyond the town of Ballarat 4. The Creek. West, shown in the drawing. 5. Old Post-office Hill, with quartz reef. B is the remains of a lava stream, interrupted by ...

Google previewThe Potter's Dictionary (2016)

Of Materials and Techniques by Frank Hamer, Janet Hamer

Clay is often an alluvial deposit. It has been removed by rainwater from its place of origin where it would have been called a primary or residual clay. It settles when the river runs slowly enough, e.g. on a flood plain or in a lake. It is now called a ...

Google previewDictionary of Gems and Gemology (2013)

by Mohsen Manutchehr-Danai

Alluvium, alluvial deposit. alluvial mining; the process of exploration of alluvial placers or deposits such as gold, gemstones, rare earth's, platinum. Also called alluvial digging. alluvial ore; loose particles of valuable minerals, which have been ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geography (2010)

by Barney Warf

Bluff Oxbow lake Alluvial fan Levee Meander scars Backswamp Yazoo Floodplain Figure 1 Floodplain and its related features Alluvial Deposit Satellite image showing land use in the floodplains of the Nile River (A) and the Mississippi River ...

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Alluvial Deposit / Mud

Alluvial Deposit / Mud on the banks of the River Cuckmere. Paw prints can be seen

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