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Diluvium

 

an obsolete term that was used in geology as a synonym for the Pleistocene epoch. In Soviet geology the term has passed out of use, although many German scientists continue to use it. It was proposed in 1823 by Buckland, who thought that the Quaternary sediments had been caused by the Biblical flood.

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Relatively high [chi] values at the intervals of nonmagnetic bituminous carbonates and phosphates are due to the deluvium derived from the Hatrurim Fm.
Like in profile 1, the increased [chi] values in the intervals of nonmagnetic bituminous carbonates and phosphates are due to magnetic deluvium.