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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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.
After that, the estuarine deposits were covered by various thicknesses of alluvial deposits, ranging from several metres deep at the main river levees to a very thin covering of fine-grained sediments in sheltered areas at distance from the rivers (Walker 1963; Ahern et al.