The ground was fertile, with alluvial, or unconsolidated, soil.
The accumulation of the latter on the yet unstable and unconsolidated surface of the globe constituted the primeval ocean.
The American railroad in its unconsolidated stage is a modern feudalism.
Much less than a commercially valuable placer deposit in unconsolidated surface rocks may start a search for the mother lode.
Unfortunately, because of a cave-in of the unconsolidated earth of last years fill, a photograph was impossible.
This plain is thought to have been built up of unconsolidated sands, clays, and gravels, the dbris of the Jurassic mountains.
It consists of volcanic ashes deposited on dry land, and still existing in an unconsolidated condition.
The largest supplies of water are in the unconsolidated sediments.
Sand-dunes in deserts or on coasts are unconsolidated arenaceous rock-masses.
In unconsolidated rocks, a frequent cause of movement is the presence of wet and slippery clay layers.