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Regolith

LC control no.sh 95004894
Topical headingRegolith
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Variant(s)Mantle rock
Overburden (Geology)
Rhegolith
Rock mantle
See alsoEarth (Planet)--Crust
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Found inWork cat.: 95030574: Ollier, C. Regolith, soils and landforms, 1995.
Gloss. geol. (regolith: a general term for the layer or mantle of fragmented and unconsolidated rock material, whether residual or transported and of highly varied character, that nearly everywhere forms the surface of the land and overlies or covers the bedrock. It includes rock debris of all kinds, volcanic ash, glacial drift, alluvium, loess and eolian deposits, vegetal accumulations, and soil; syn.: mantle [geol], mantle rock, rock mantle, overburden; also rhegolith)
McGraw-Hill encyc. geol. sci. (regolith)
Web. 3 (mantlerock; called also regolith)
Random House (mantle rock; regolith)