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Term: Silt cappings Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Concentration of silt in bands, zones or layers adhered to coarser grains. This is a cryogenic phenomenon caused by freeze-thaw cycles that are responsible for the downward silt movements. Some authors explain these conditions as fragipan formations.  TrombottoGeocryology 

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