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Imbricate refers to clastics sediments that are laid down with a preferential orientation of the composing grains. This is most often applied to conglomerates and gravels. It is generally related to paleoflow direction. Wadell found the long axis aligned with paleocurrent, and dipping basinward in glacial sediments, whereas deltaic gravels may be oppositely inclined.
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