Definition of paleocurrent in English:


Syllabification: pa·le·o·cur·rent
Pronunciation: /ˌpālēōˈkərənt, -ˈkə-rənt


  • A current that existed at some time in the geological past, as inferred from the features of sedimentary rocks.
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    • Imbricated clasts indicate eastward palaeocurrents away from the metamorphic complex.
    • The variability of palaeocurrents, however, suggests that the fault zone was not a major topographic feature and may have been below sea-level.
    • The latter is more consistent with the southeasterly palaeocurrents of the Castlegate Sandstone.

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