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alluvium

The material deposited on land by virtue of the process of accretion. The accretion process occurs when rivers or other waters deposit silt and mud on land,and thus create more land; the silt and mud making up the new land is called alluvium.

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Soil sampling was carried out by removing the grass roots and vegetation from the depth of 25 cm to 50 cm to obtain the intact samples from the alluvial deposits.
The southern and southeastern side of the Kharmankuh antic line have more considerable drainage system than the northern and northwestern side of it, causing higher variability of topographic characteristics, more alluvial deposits and steep slopes formed by erosion which consequently led to a relatively higher fractal dimension.
The groundwater aquifers in the area are the weathered basement and the Alluvial deposits of the wadis.
Specifically, two bulk samples were collected from lignites (RS1 and RS2), two bulk samples were taken from chromiferous iron ore occurrences (RS3 and RS4), two bulk samples were collected from marly formation (RS5 and RS6), three bulk samples were taken from conglomerates (RS7, RS8, and RS9), and two bulk samples were collected from alluvial deposits (RS10 and RS11) (Figure 2).
The Quaternary alluvial deposits, which are basically composed of sands, clays, and gravels, represent the second groundwater aquifer in the area.
The soil of Faisalabad comprises alluvial deposits mixed with loess having calcareous characteristics, making it very fertile.
The Salt Range makes an abrupt escarpment against the Recent Punjab alluvial deposits (Figure 5).
The grey layer is London clay, while the yellow at surface level shows modern alluvial deposits on the Thames floodplain.
(1979) recognized five sediment types which are: alluvial deposits, desert plain deposits, mixed deposits, sabkha deposits and aeolian sand.
Financial crime may also be magnified by opportunities to smuggle diamonds from alluvial deposits in the Marange area of eastern Zimbabwe.
In contrast, cartoonist Bruce Bairnsfather kept the country smiling with the antics of crusty squaddie Old Bill - First Discovered in the Alluvial Deposits of Southern Flanders.