beach gravel

beach gravel

[bēch ‚grav·əl]
(geology)
Gravels in which most of the particles cluster about one size.
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A small (<1 ha), discrete area of coastal sandy soil modified by beach gravel additions probably dates to or beyond the seventeenth century AD at Tata Beach (Barber 1999a: 138, 143-4).
As referenced earlier, late-sequence Maori agriculture is also identified in a relatively warm coastal location at Tata Beach in eastern Golden Bay, where it appears that beach gravel was added to the garden soil (Barber 1999a: 138, 143-4).
They are lightly altered by periglacial and weathering processes in the form of ice-wedge polygons and weathering crusts on beach gravel. Original forms and sediment characteristics are well preserved despite these alterations.
When Joe reached the stream, the bear was about 60 yards away from him, eclipsed by a steep bank of beach gravel. The air lay still and quiet that nigh, and as Joe started across the water, the gurgle of the current against his boots easily reached my ears -- and the bear's.
Half fill with builder's sand, topped with at least 4in of pea beach gravel. This will give perfect drainage for pots.