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November 3, 2010

Geology Word of the Week: A is for Alluvium

 A geology student on some alluvium, Western USA, Fall 2005. def. Alluvium: 1. Loosely-consolidated sediment transported or re-worked by freshwater. 2. What you put down on a geologic map when loose crap is covering up interesting rocks. 3. Very interesting sediment with key climate information that will save the world from global warming and/or help the world grow more food. (In Quaternary science only). I think that I learned the …

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