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contourites Sediments that have been deposited by contour currents on the continental rise. The sediments are thin-bedded silts, sands, and muds. The sands are well sorted, laminated, or cross-laminated, with many internal erosion surfaces, and there are concentrations of heavy minerals. Both bottom and top contacts of the beds are sharp, and the beds lack great lateral continuity.

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contourites

contourites Sediments that have been deposited by contour currents on the continental rise. The sediments are thinbedded silts, sands, and muds. The sands are well sorted, laminated, or cross-laminated, with many internal erosion surfaces, and there are concentrations of heavy minerals. Both bottom and top contacts of the beds are sharp, and the beds lack great lateral continuity.

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