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Bob Wuerth, 04/16/2007

 

saprolite

Soft, friable, weathered bedrock that retains the fabric and structure of the parent rock exhibiting extensive inter-crystal weathering.  In pedology, saprolite was formerly applied to any unconsolidated residual material underlying the soil and grading to hard bedrock below.

   
 

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