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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North German soil conditions are described by a soil structure consisting of landfills, sands, boulder clay, pelvic silt, Lauenburger clay and mica clay with peat and Schlufflagen, meltwater sands and gutter and sink fillings from Mudden, peat, humic sands and gravel layers.
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.
Embarking on his voyage, Whitehouse finds himself a thousand metres down a potash mine in north-east England, travelling through geological time from boulder clay of 15,000 years ago to the Permian evaporates of 260 million years in the past.
For example, they can be made up of deposits left over from the melting of ice - boulder clay - the effects of wind - sand dunes - the effects of storms - sand and shingle ridges - and the infilling of low lying basins through sea-level rise and associated sedimentation.
He said the boulder clay at Runswick Bay is easily washed away, but a new sea wall was installed in 2,000.

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