one foot. equivalent to 43,560 cubic feet, 1,233 cubic meters or 325,851 gallons. one
of the most common units of measure used for reservoir capacity. also used in
mineral resource calculations (an acre-foot of coal is a block of coal one acre in area
and one foot thick - it weighs approximately 1,800 tons).
a fan-shaped pile of sediment that forms
where a rapidly flowing mountain stream enters a relatively flat valley. as water
slows down, it deposits sediment (alluvium) that gradually builds a fan.
a deposit of sediment left by a stream on the stream's channel or floodplain.
sand, gravel, silt, and clay deposited adjacent to modern streams and derived
amphibole minerals generally contain iron, magnesium, calcium and aluminum in varying amounts, along with water. hornblende always has aluminum and is a most common dark green to black variety of amphibole; it, forms forming in many
the dark, aphanitic, extrusive rock that has a silica content of about 60% and is the second most abundant volcanic rock. andesites are found in large quantities in the andes mountains.
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