What minerals are found in alluvial soil?


What minerals are found in alluvial soil?

Minerals and Alluvium:

Alluvial soils, or alluvium, are created when the flows of rivers and streams slow, allowing suspended particles of soil and other matter to settle and deposit on the bottom of the waterways or oceans into which the waterways empty (river deltas).

Answer and Explanation:

The composition of alluvial soils varies widely and is dependent on the region through which the waterways producing them have traveled. If the rivers...

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Alluvial Channels: Definition & Types

from Earth Science 101: Earth Science

Chapter 14 / Lesson 8

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