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Wednesday, 19 September 2007

El Pao. One of the principal alluvial diamond deposits in the Upper Ca-roni field, Venezuela. See Venezuela.

eluvial deposits. (1) Represent in

coherent concentrations of heavier, resistant minerals (e.g. Diamonds, gold, platinum) weathered from ma­terials in place or transported short distances downslope from weathered sources that crop out on hill slopes above them. They may, in part, be considered as intermediate between true depositional (alluvial) placers and true residual deposits. (2) Some­times formed by weathering and concentration in place by the action of wind or rain wash

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