asentado sobre basamento cristalino

English translation: lying on a crystalline basement

03:14 Nov 21, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Science - Geology / Especificación del suelo
Spanish term or phrase: asentado sobre basamento cristalino
Es la descripción del tipo de suelo de un viñedo. El idioma de origen es español de Uruguay.

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Franco limoso, franco y franco arcilloso, asentado sobre basamento cristalino. Presenta un relieve fuertemente ondulado, con pendientes del orden del 3-5 %.
Judith Armele
Mexico
Local time: 12:43
English translation:lying on a crystalline basement
Explanation:
In geology, basement and crystalline basement are the rocks below a sedimentary platform or cover, or more generally any rock below sedimentary rocks or sedimentary basins that are metamorphic or igneous in origin. In the same way, the sediments or sedimentary rocks on top of the basement can be called a "cover" or "sedimentary cover".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basement_(geology)
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Robert Carter
Mexico
Local time: 12:43
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lying on a crystalline basement


Explanation:
In geology, basement and crystalline basement are the rocks below a sedimentary platform or cover, or more generally any rock below sedimentary rocks or sedimentary basins that are metamorphic or igneous in origin. In the same way, the sediments or sedimentary rocks on top of the basement can be called a "cover" or "sedimentary cover".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basement_(geology)

Robert Carter
Mexico
Local time: 12:43
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Asker: Muchas gracias, Robert, y a todos.


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agree  Charles Davis: Or "resting". / "On crystalline bedrock" would also be acceptable. // Yes, I think it must. However, better to be precise.
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Charles. I agree with resting, but bedrock and basement are slightly different in that bedrock is a subset of the basement. https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/glossary/?term=bedrock Having said that, it probably does refer to the bedrock subset.

agree  neilmac: Rock on... :)
4 hrs
  -> Cheers, Neil :-)

agree  Yvonne Gallagher
6 hrs
  -> Thanks, Yvonne.

agree  Cornelius Gillen: overlying a crystalline basement
8 hrs
  -> Thanks, Cornelius.
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