Parent Materials Mode of Deposition in Atlantic Canada

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Organic
Organic material deposited when accumulation exceeds decomposition. Stratified deposit of peat.


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Eolian
Eolian material deposited by wind. Uniform deosit of very fine sand and silt.


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Morainal
Morainal material deposited by ice. A mixture of boulders, stones, sand, silt and clay.


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Marine
Marine material deposited in salt or brackish water bodies. Marine deposit of sand, silt and clay.


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Fluvioglacial
Fluvioglacial material deposited by flowing glacial meltwater. Mostly sand and/or gravel..


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Lacustrine
Lacustrine material deposited by glacial lake water. Mostly silt and clay.