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English translation: colluvium, or colluvial deposits

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French term or phrase:colluvion
English translation:colluvium, or colluvial deposits
Entered by: Marcus Malabad
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16:05 Mar 4, 2001
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Tech/Engineering - Geology
French term or phrase: colluvion
De dimensions modestes puisque son volume est limité à 25.000 m³ env., il [bassin] sera implanté dans des *colluvions* qui présentent des épaisseurs voisines de 5-6 m. La base du bassin reposera sur un substratum étanche constitué d'argiles et de marnes
Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 06:20
colluvium, or colluvial deposits
Explanation:
Def.: "colluvium: unconsolidated and poorly sorted rocky material deposited by a mass-wasting process"

Usually, these are rock weathering products that accumulate at the base of a slope, i.e., they are not yet washed into a river to become alluvium, etc.
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nacolluvium, or colluvial deposits
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colluvium


Explanation:
colluvion = depöt de bas de pente, relativement fin et plutôt angulaire dont les éléments à la différence des alluvions ont subi un faible transport.

en anglais Colluvium


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16 mins
colluvium, or colluvial deposits


Explanation:
Def.: "colluvium: unconsolidated and poorly sorted rocky material deposited by a mass-wasting process"

Usually, these are rock weathering products that accumulate at the base of a slope, i.e., they are not yet washed into a river to become alluvium, etc.


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Guy Bray
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May 15, 2005 - Changes made by Marcus Malabad:
Term askedcolluvion (geology) » colluvion
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