A general term used for stone aggregate ranging in size from 4 mm to 64 centimeters. Natural gravel deposits are found are found near rivers or beaches. The stones typically have rounded edges due to abrasion and weathering. Clay accumulations in the gravel can form a cemented stone called a conglomerate.
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