boulder clay


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boulder clay

n
(Geological Science) an unstratified glacial deposit consisting of fine clay, boulders, and pebbles. See also till4
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Noun1.boulder clay - unstratified soil deposited by a glacierboulder clay - unstratified soil deposited by a glacier; consists of sand and clay and gravel and boulders mixed together
dirt, soil - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
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boulder clay

n (Geol) → Geschiebelehm m
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He said: "Underneath the house is very heavy boulder clay which was found to be bone-dry during investigations."
In addition, the XRD results showed that the kernstone sample was primarily composed of quartz and flint debris along with small amounts of calcarenaceous materials and boulder clay.
"We have now completed the work thanks to a method thousands of years old which utilises sub soil, in this case boulder clay deposited 10,000-yearsago by retreating glaciers.
In the regional scale, physical-mechanical properties of other genetic types of soils or other age were also studied, such as chalky boulder clay in Buckinghamshire in England by Denness [9], glacial deposits by Kazi and Knill [10], or marine clays in Lianyungang in China by Liu et al.

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