Colluvium

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colluvium

[kə′lü·vē·əm]
(geology)
Loose, incoherent deposits at the foot of a slope or cliff, brought there principally by gravity.
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Colluvium

 

fragmental material accumulating on mountain slopes or at the foot of slopes owing to displacement from higher areas by gravity (talus, creep, and slides) or the movement of thawing, water-saturated products of weathering in areas of permafrost.

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These basic outcrops are buried by morainic deposits and slope colluviums (PEREZ BADIA & al., 1998).
The colluviums of these slides in the lower part are joined into one large landslide toe.
As the result of this observation is seems to be possible to accurately determine fresh slides together with transport direction of colluvium sediment.