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Colluvial vs. Alluvial — What's the Difference?

Colluvial vs. Alluvial — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Colluvial and Alluvial

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Colluvial

A loose deposit of rock debris accumulated through the action of gravity at the base of a cliff or slope.
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Alluvial

Relating to or derived from alluvium
Rich alluvial soils
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Colluvial

Of or pertaining to colluvium
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Alluvial

Of, relating to, or found in alluvium
Alluvial soil.
Alluvial gold.
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Alluvial

Pertaining to the soil deposited by a stream.
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Alluvial

(countable) A deposition of sediment over a long period of time by a river; an alluvial layer.
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Alluvial

Alluvial soil; specifically, in Australia, gold-bearing alluvial soil.
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Alluvial

Alluvial soil; specif., in Australia, gold-bearing alluvial soil.
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Alluvial

Pertaining to, contained in, or composed of, alluvium; relating to the deposits made by flowing water; washed away from one place and deposited in another; as, alluvial soil, mud, accumulations, deposits.
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Alluvial

Of or relating to alluvium
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