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overburden

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

Third edition

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199211944
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191726613
overburden

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1 Any loose material which overlies bedrock.

2 In a sedimentary deposit, the upper strata which cover, compress, and consolidate

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Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography

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