Skip to main content
Skip to footer
Government of Canada navigation bar
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Programs and Services
Industry, Markets and Trade
Science and Innovation
Atlantic Canada |
Parent Materials Mode of Deposition in Atlantic Canada
Organic material deposited when accumulation exceeds decomposition. Stratified deposit of peat.
Eolian material deposited by wind. Uniform deosit of very fine sand and silt.
Morainal material deposited by ice. A mixture of boulders, stones, sand, silt and clay.
Marine material deposited in salt or brackish water bodies. Marine deposit of sand, silt and clay.
Fluvioglacial material deposited by flowing glacial meltwater. Mostly sand and/or gravel..
Lacustrine material deposited by glacial lake water. Mostly silt and clay.