weathering rind

weathering rind

[′weth·ər·iŋ ‚rīnd]
(geology)
The outer layer of a pebble, boulder, or other rock fragment that has formed as a result of chemical weathering.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Included are absolute dating techniques using both unstable and stable isotopes together with a variety of relative dating techniques, including surface exposure dating using such features as desert varnish and weathering rind thickness, as well as a host of individual soil properties indicating relative degrees of soil development.