Reference work entry
The blanket of unconsolidated rock-material of whatever origin, residual or transported, that mantles solid rock. Includes any rudimentary soil present. Term invented by Merrill, 1897, p. 299.
- Merrill, G.P., 1897. A treatise on Rocks, Rock-weathering and Soils. London, Macmillan. 411 pp.Google Scholar
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