Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Mud Ball

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1641

Mud balls are spherical clay inclusions in conglomerate or sandstone. They are a product of flooding in rivers. They form when pieces of mud fall into water due to fluvial erosion along the bank and roll continuously into a ball in the water. Some have gravel stuck onto their surfaces.

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