glacial till


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glacial till

[¦glā·shəl ′til]
(geology)

till, glacial till, boulder clay

An unstratified glacial deposit which consists of pockets of clay, gravel, sand, silt, and boulders; has not been subject to the sorting action of water; usually has good load-sustaining properties.
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The plots for samples 3A, 3B of the loess and the underlying glacial till extrapolate to the same value of [D.
Within HRM, 20 sample sites from four specific glacial till types were sampled.
Preserving the glacial till prairie habitats of Illinois will help conserve not only A.
ABM's can be utilized for many varieties of soil, sand, clay, cobble, glacial till, soft shale and some sand stone.
5-50 feet, stiff glacial till from 50-80 feet and a hard glacial till from about 80-120 feet.
But often it comes with a rush and a roar, a spate of warm days unlocking winter's relentless grip and sending torrents of smowmelt plunging down to turn rivers white with glacial till.
On October 23, 2008, Apollo commenced removal of the glacial till material which overlays the open pit.
To find gold beneath the glacial till of the rolling countryside near Lake of the Woods, Rainy River Resources resorted to diamond-hunting methods to map out one of the biggest gold-in-bedrock anomalies in Eastern Canada.
Sampling of both bedrock and glacial till in Kejimkujik National Park (KNP), southwestern Nova Scotia, indicates that Hg occurs naturally in both sample media.
3) reveal a complex stratigraphy of glacial till, lacustrine, and perhaps glaciodeltaic deposits suggestive of an icemarginal location (BBC&M Engineering 1995).
British Columbia's west coast, being the most seismically active area in Canada, required a seismically sound design for the duct which is being conservatively installed at or near the hard bouldery glacial till at depths ranging from 8 to 21 feet.