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<p>Eskers are long, sinuous, snakelike ridges of sand and gravel that was deposited near the base of a melting glacier as water flowed in a subglacial stream. A prominent esker is visible along U. S. Route 23, north of Circleville. Portions of this esker are mined for sand and gravel.</p>
  
Eskers are long, sinuous, snakelike ridges of sand and gravel that was deposited near the base of a melting glacier as water flowed in a subglacial stream. A prominent esker is visible along U. S. Route 23, north of Circleville. Portions of this esker are mined for sand and gravel.
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==See Also==
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*[[Circleville, Ohio]]
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*[[Sand and Gravel]]
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*[[Glacier]]
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[[Category:Natural History Glossary]]
 
[[Category:Natural History Glossary]]

Revision as of 14:48, 23 May 2013

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Sims Corner Eskers and Kames

Eskers are long, sinuous, snakelike ridges of sand and gravel that was deposited near the base of a melting glacier as water flowed in a subglacial stream. A prominent esker is visible along U. S. Route 23, north of Circleville. Portions of this esker are mined for sand and gravel.

See Also