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Till

Till is a variety of clay, deposited  by land ice or glaciers. This poorly sorted sediment is an accumulation of stones, and ice-crushed sediments, deposited right after the melting of land ice. Boulders are widely found in glacial deposits. Till is mostly clay-like and poorly permeable.


Till deposit in Emmen. The boulders inside the clay are the proof, that these deposits are very poorly sorted.
Photo: Tom Koops


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