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Till Surface (Geoform)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 182

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Till Surface


Description
Definition An area of substrate (predominantly unsorted and unstratified drift) that is generally unconsolidated, because it was deposited directly by a glacier without subsequent reworking by melt water. The surface consists of a heterogeneous mixture of clay, silt, sand, gravel, stones, and boulders; rock fragments of various lithologies are imbedded within a finer matrix that can range from clay to sandy loam.