alluvial deposit

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Noun1.alluvial deposit - clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows downalluvial deposit - 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
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The soil of all the former states has the appearance of an alluvial deposit; and isolated rocks have been found, of a nature and in situations which render it difficult to refute the opinion that they have been transferred to their present beds by floating ice.
Upon the lower banks of the river, formed by the alluvial deposit, there stands a sacrificial stone which during the regime of the whiskey traders, was reverenced by the natives, a sacred stone of mysterious import.
In the past few years, a relatively new alluvial deposit of tourmaline was found at Maraca, Mozambique.
The site was an incised alluvial deposit along a wet stretch of Salt Creek where some pools usually remain throughout summer, but the site can dry completely in some years.
One of these forts was the estate of the Great Dukes of Lithuania in the 13th century and thanks to the thick layer of alluvial deposit, the so called 'Lithuanian Troy' remained untouched for more than 700 years for the archaeologists to find.
A council spokesman blamed an "alluvial deposit" where silt, mud, and water freezes into glacial ice.
The major mineral composition for Lahore soil is Quartz, Muscovite and Clinochlore, which shows that the alluvial deposit received sediments from metamorphic origin.
The dashed lines are stratigraphic delineations within the alluvial deposit, which generally trace weaker signals.
The compilation of geological data has resulted in the identification of proven and probable mining reserves in three separate sectors - the Main Stock deposit, the Wenot Lake deposit and an alluvial deposit. These are as follows:
The company operates 11 kimberlite pipes and 16 alluvial deposits.