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Mario Tenuta
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    Varves is usually used for fine primary particles such as clay and silt. Rivers and streams usually deposit coarser materials. If a river really slows down or pools in areas, then fines may be deposited, but when the water speed picks up with increased water flow, the fines are suspended from the river bed. So varves are rare in rivers and streams. take care, Mario

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