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Calcrete

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Etymol: 'cal'careous + con'crete.' .
A calcareous duricrust, caliche or calcitic conglomerate consisting of surficial sand and gravel cemented into a hard mass by calcium carbonate precipitated from solution and redeposited through the agency of infiltrating waters, or deposited by the escape of carbon dioxide from vadose water.

Ref: AGI

ii. A calcareous duricrust; caliche.

Compare with: silcrete, ferricrete




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Klaus K.E. Neuendorf, James P. Mehl, Jr., and Julia A. Jackson (Editors), 2017. Glossary of Geology. Fifth REVISED edition. American Geological Institute (abbreviated as AGI).

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