Keyword Definition

A place where groundwater flows naturally from a rock or the soil onto the land surface or into a body of surface water.  Its occurrence depends on the nature and relationship of rocks, esp. permeable and impermeable strata, on the position of the water table, and on the topography.

Source: AGI Glossary of Geology, 4th edition, 1997

Category: Geological

Geological keywords, such as “granite”, “lake”.  The definitions are generally taken from the AGI Glossary of Geology.  Keywords with a geographic context (e.g. Cape Smith Fold Belt, Selwyn Basin, Grenville Province) are assigned to a separate category.

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