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n. pl. e·lu·vi·ums or e·lu·vi·a (-vē-ə)
Residual deposits of soil, dust, and rock particles produced by the action of the wind.

[New Latin ēluvium, from Latin ēluere, to wash out; see elute.]

e·lu′vi·al (-əl) adj.


n, pl -via (-vɪə)
(Physical Geography) a mass of sand, silt, etc: a product of the erosion of rocks that has remained in its place of origin
[C19: New Latin, from Latin ēluere to wash out]
eˈluvial adj


(ɪˈlu vi əm)

n., pl. -vi•a (-vi ə)
a deposit of soil, dust, etc., formed from the decomposition of rock and found in its place of origin.
[1880–85; formed on the model of alluvium from Latin ēluere (of water) to wash out (soil, etc.); see elute]
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This location contains the thickest development of eluvium in the area, and a major objective was to establish in broad terms the volume of potential feed for the beneficiation plant.
3) Eluvium or eluvial deposits are those geological deposits and soils that are derived by in situ weathering or weathering plus gravitational movement or accumulation.
In 1983 Gray and Forrest brought in heavy excavating equipment to explore the deeper beds of eluvium, and more excellent material was uncovered, including a piece of rough that yielded an extraordinary 15.
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Given the results obtained from the gold point counting procedure, and from analysis of the samples obtained at trench surface (eluvium), Raymor will soon be conducting tests for recovering "nuggety" gold in the eluvium, which can reached up to 30 meters deep at some points of the surface.
The andradite was first noticed in the 1930's when attractive green single crystals and plates of crystals were collected from the weathered eluvium.