Colluvial Environment

Colluvium is a type of parent material that moved down slope due to gravitational forces (in some cases water may play a role in initiation of the movement). Colluvium is heterogeneous, unsorted material of all particle sizes (from boulders to clay) with relatively little abrasion to round the particles. Consequently, colluvium consists of very sharp, angular rock fragments accumulated at the base of steep slopes.

Colluvial Parent Material

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