diamicton


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diamicton

[dī·ə′mik‚tän]
(petrology)
A nonlithified diamictite. Also known as symmicton.

diamicton

In ancient Roman architecture, a type of masonry wall construction having a hollow cavity filled with broken material of every description. diamond-bond pattern Same as diaperwork.
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Quoi qu'il en soit, il convient do montionner qu'au cap Colombier, nous n'avons pas observe de diamicton dans la terrasse en bordure du rivage; les cailloux proviennent visiblement do l'argile.
2a,b) two relatively thin layers were recorded throughout the Voka Klint Bay, interpreted in the drilling report as diamicton layers.
The EHO is a diamicton at the base and fines upwards to the contact with the overlying gyttja.
Diamicton in unit 1 was deposited as a series of sediment gravity flows, whereas that in unit 2 was formed as ablation till.
The flows originated on a north-facing slope in which bedrock is overlain by a compact glacial diamicton and fluvial sand and gravel.
Two types of diamicton are contained within the sample.
Diamicton, a glacial geology term, refers to unsorted or poorly sorted deposits that are massive to crudely stratified and consist of a poorly sorted matrix with large clasts (< 2 mm) dispersed throughout.
Underlying diamicton is a coarsening upward sequence.
It indicated 4 m of colluvium and/or sand diamicton overlying highly broken granodiorite to 52 m depth.