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Categories > topics > earth characteristics > rocks and deposits > unconsolidated deposits
PREFERRED TERM
unconsolidated deposits  
BROADER CONCEPT
ENTRY TERMS
  • alluvium
  • eolian sediments
  • loess
  • sediment geochemistry
  • sediments
  • surficial deposits
SCOPE NOTE
  • Loosely bound sediments such as sand, gravel, and silt which tend to accumulate in low areas or valleys.
URI
https://www2.usgs.gov/science/USGSThesaurus/unconsolidated%20deposits
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