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Cone (Geoform)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 70

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Cone


Description
Definition (a) A type of submarine, fan-shaped deposit—especially a deep-sea fan associated with a major active delta (such as deltas of the Mississippi, Nile, and Ganges Rivers). (b) A formation resulting from the extrusion of material onto the surrounding seabed (e.g., a volcanic cone).