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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 previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2017)

by Michael Allaby, Chris Park

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 canyon ).

Google previewUre̓s Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines (1878)

Containing a Clear Exposition of Their Principles and Practice by Andrew Ure, Robert Hunt

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 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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2013)

by Scott Elias, Cary Mock

Adiagnostic horizonwith these features is calleda 'petrocalcic' horizon, which, inthis case, is buried byamuch younger alluvial deposit,which implies lossofa once overlyingBhorizon by erosion ofthefan surface (Eppes, 2002). Photograph by ...

Google previewNew Zealand Māori Word Encyclopedia (2007)

by Sally-Anne Lambert

tutfi Gravelly soil onehanahana / onekékopu / onepékirikiri Mossy soil, as in a forest pukohu Fresh alluvial deposit kenepuru/parahua Alluvial soil onehunga / onetai / k6tae / kétai Alluvial soil / Silt kotao Silt parahuhu Silt / Sediment from a flood ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology (2013)

by Barbara Ann Kipfer

alluvial deposit, alluvion) Almagro Basch, Martin (19111984): A Spanish archaeologist whoworked onmegaliths, onthedatingand interpretation of prehistoric Spanishcave art, and onthe site of Ampurias/Emporion. Almeria: A coastal ...

Google previewDictionary of Ecology and Environment (1992)

An alluvial deposit, usually triangular at ...

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 previewThe Water Dictionary (2010)

A Comprehensive Reference of Water Terminology by Nancy E. McTigue, James M. Symons

alluvia See alluvial deposit. alluvial Pertaining to soil materials deposited by running water. alluvial aquifer A water- bearing geologic unit composed of material deposited by flowing rivers. An alluvial aquifer ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Solid Earth Sciences (2009)

by Philip Kearey

alluvial deposit Accumulation of material deposited from rivers, streams or non- marine flood water within a channel or on an alluvial, coastal or deltaic plain. A strati~ graphic unit consisting of alluvial deposits may be made up of gravel, sand , ...

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 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 by Andrew Ure

- 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 previewA Dictionary of Ecology (2010)

by Michael Allaby

alluvium An *alluvial deposit. alpha decay The decay of a radionuclide (radioactive * nuclide) by the spontaneous emission from its nuclei of alpha particles. An alpha ...

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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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