Structure of river valleys on the Lena-Katanga Plateau
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Exploration data for different-order river crossings on the Lena-Katanga Plateau (northern Irkutsk oblast) were used to identify, according to the occurrence conditions of bedrocks, weathering crusts and alluvial deposits, three types of structure of river valley bottoms. In the geological evolution history of loose deposits in the valleys, six stages were determined, which occurred mostly during the Holocene. Karst lakes evolved into existence along tectonic fault lines in the river valleys at that time period which complicated their structure.
Keywordsformation of deposits alluvium weathering crust Holocene karst lakes Lena-Katanga Plateau
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