Some Observations On The Sediments Of The Delaware River South Of Wilmington

Date
1962-02
Authors
Jordan, R.R.
Groot, J.J.
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Newark, DE: Delaware Geological Survey, University of Delaware
Abstract
A series of cores was obtained from a boring in the sediments of the Delaware River near the Delaware Memorial Bridge. The mineralogy, texture and palynology of these samples have been studied. The sedimentary and palynological records suggest that the Delaware River, while swollen with Wisconsin meltwaters, deepened its channel and that subsequent flooding of the mouth of the stream by rising sea waters initiated the deposition of estuarine silts in post-Wisconsin time.
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Sediments , Delaware River , South Of Wilmington
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