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al·lu·vi·um

 (ə-lo͞o′vē-əm)
n. pl. al·lu·vi·ums or al·lu·vi·a (-vē-ə)
Sediment deposited by flowing water, as in a riverbed, flood plain, or delta. Also called alluvion.

[Medieval Latin, flood, from neuter of Latin alluvius, alluvial, from alluere, to wash against; see alluvion.]

alluvium

(əˈluːvɪəm)
n, pl -viums or -via (-vɪə)
(Geological Science) a fine-grained fertile soil consisting of mud, silt, and sand deposited by flowing water on flood plains, in river beds, and in estuaries
[C17: from Latin; see alluvion]

al•lu•vi•um

(əˈlu vi əm)

n., pl. -vi•ums, -vi•a (-vi ə)
1. a deposit of sand, mud, etc., formed by flowing water.
2. the sedimentary matter deposited thus within recent times, esp. in the valleys of large rivers.
[1655–65; < Latin, n. use of neuter of alluvius washed against]

al·lu·vi·um

(ə-lo͞o′vē-əm)
Sand, silt, mud, or other matter deposited by flowing water, as in a riverbed, floodplain, or delta.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alluvium - clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows downalluvium - clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down
delta - a low triangular area of alluvial deposits where a river divides before entering a larger body of water; "the Mississippi River delta"; "the Nile delta"
placer - an alluvial deposit that contains particles of some valuable mineral
sediment, deposit - matter that has been deposited by some natural process
alluvial soil - a fine-grained fertile soil deposited by water flowing over flood plains or in river beds
Translations

alluvium

[əˈluːvɪəm] N (alluviums, alluvia (pl)) → aluvión m, depósito m aluvial

alluvium

[əˈluːviəm] nalluvions fplall-weather [ˌɔːlˈwɛðər] modif [track, surface, pitch] → tous temps; [racing, hurdling] → tous temps; [tyres] → tous temps

alluvium

nAnschwemmung f

alluvium

[əˈluːvɪəm] nmateriale m alluvionale
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The increase in production in the region was due to the increase in production at the Pavlik field and the increase in gold production from alluvial deposits.
Many of the borings should be drilled through the fill and the alluvial deposits on the site, and deep into the hard Eugene Formation sandstone that sits 25 or more feet below the surface, the company suggests.
The alluvial deposits there were mined from beneath 1-4 m of overburden using simple hand tools (e.
It varies in lithology from weathered and cracked basement rocks to the Alluvial deposits with a significant heterogeneous nature which varies from clayey silty sandy pebbly and boulders layers.
Historical artisanal mining recovered significant gold from alluvial deposits and quartz vein reefs, of which there are over 80, identified from historical records.
The fault in the southern basin margin produces a 20 m high shutter ridge, with E-W trend developed on Quaternary alluvial deposits.
The grey layer is London clay, while the yellow at surface level shows modern alluvial deposits on the Thames floodplain.
Areas that may be prone to liquefaction hazard are those that may be subjected to moderate to very strong ground shaking, have young alluvial deposits consisting of sand and silt, and have shallow ground water (within 50 feet of the ground surface).
Gold exploration company Soltera Mining Co (PINK SHEETS: SLTA) (Frankfurt:SN7) has signed an agreement with Goldlake Group, a producer of natural/ethical gold from alluvial deposits in Honduras, Central America.
Artisanal diamond mining in alluvial deposits along river banks consists of informal digging with basic equipment (often with unprotected hands and feet).
6-carat stone is compatible with our statistical predictions that diamonds of greater than 100 carats in size are an inherent part of the diamond population found in these unique alluvial deposits.