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A tributary that parallels the main channel for a considerable
distance. Joining of these streams is normally blocked by a natural
levee along the larger stream.
Oxidized kimberlite. A yellow soil that is characteristic
of the area above a kimberlite diamond pipe.
The quantity of water, coal, gold or other resource that can
be produced from a deposit.
The earliest stage in the development of a landscape. During this stage streams are actively downcutting and flowing straight for long distances with frequent waterfalls and rapids. The valleys are typically steep sided and v-shaped.
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