Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Silt

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2253

Silt is a fine-grained clastic material that has been eroded by weathering of exposed surface rocks. Silt has a particle size of 0.0036–0.0625 mm, which is between sand and clay. It is mainly distributed in ocean, river and lake sediments. Its composition is similar to that of sand, but it contains fewer rock clastics.

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