Dreikanters


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Dreikanters

 

(also ventifacts), detritus having two, three, or four facets formed by the abrasive action of windblown sand. Dreikanters are found in deserts and near glaciers, where there is no vegetation to hinder wind action. They occur frequently in Anthropogenic deposits of the periglacial zone of Pleistocene glaciations.