II.-Subaërial Deposits of the Arid Region of North America

Geological Magazine



A Comparison of adobe with the loess of China forms the concluding part of this paper; but as no analyses of the Chinese deposit are known to me, a few analyses of the loess of the Mississippi Valley are inserted, not with the assumption, however, that the deposits bearing the same name in these two regions are identical. A comparison of this table with the one showing the composition of adobe is instructive, as it indicates that these two yellow earths have a very similar composition. There are other respects in which they bear a close resemblance to each other; but as my acquaintance with the loess of the Mississippi Valley is limited, this comparison will not be carried further.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title II.-Subaerial Deposits of the Arid Region of North America
Series title Geological Magazine
DOI 10.1017/S0016756800176563
Volume 6
Issue 8
Year Published 1889
Language English
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Description 9 p.
First page 342
Last page 350
Other Geospatial North America
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