estuarine deposit

estuarine deposit

[′es·chə·wə‚rēn də′päz·ət]
(geology)
A sediment deposited at the heads and floors of estuaries.
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The unit is tentatively interpreted as an estuarine deposit, with the lower inclined channel body formed in a meandering coastal creek subject to weak tidal currents, and the upper strata originating in a tidal flat setting.
He identified four events in the Caballos Formation deposition, the lower unit consisting of fluvial deposits with lower tidal influence (see at right of Figure 6), which grades toward estuarine deposits formed in tidal channels and tidal flats overlain by tidal channel deposits, which are eventually were eroded and overlying by deposits of mouth bar.
Extensive estuarine deposits, containing pyrite, were laid down approximately 10 000-6000 years ago (Macdonald et al.