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Granular material of a size between sand and clay, whose mineral origin is quartz and feldspar. Wikipedia

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    Colloid consisting of fine granular material and water. Suddenly agitated. Wikipedia

  • Loess

    About the geologic material. For the statistical technique, see local regression. Wikipedia

  • Clay

    Type of fine-grained natural soil material containing clay minerals. Clays develop plasticity when wet, due to a molecular film of water surrounding the clay particles, but become hard, brittle and non–plastic upon drying or firing. Wikipedia

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    Common method to measure the mechanical properties of many deformable solids, especially soil and rock, and other granular materials or powders. There are several variations on the test. Wikipedia

  • Soil

    Mixture of organic matter, minerals, gases, liquids, and organisms that together support life. Earth's body of soil, called the pedosphere, has four important functions: Wikipedia

  • Unconsolidated sediment with a texture intermediately between sand and clay, similar to silt, with particle sizes ranging from 0.01 to 0.1 mm. Derived from the Greek word aleuron, meaning "flour". Wikipedia


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    • Coupled with persistent accumulations of Nile silt, maintenance and repair of Ptolemy's canal became increasingly cumbersome over each passing century.Suez Canal-Wikipedia
    • The region has rich soil, partly made up of silt which had been regularly deposited by the flood waters of the Mississippi River.Mississippi-Wikipedia
    • A byproduct of these extraction methods was that large amounts of gravel, silt, heavy metals, and other pollutants went into streams and rivers.Sierra Nevada-Wikipedia
    • Excessive amount of sediments are formed due to the silt it picks up from the Loess Plateau, raising the riverbed and causing frequent floods which shaped the habitat of the region.Henan-Wikipedia
    • The River Farset is also named after this silt deposit (from the Irish feirste meaning "sand spit").Belfast-Wikipedia
    • The state was named for the Colorado River, which early Spanish explorers named the Río Colorado ("Red River") for the ruddy silt the river carried from the mountains.Colorado-Wikipedia

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