Layer of loose mineral particles overlying the bedrock, which may be derived from weathering of the underlying bedrock or have been transported from other locations ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
the layer of loose, broken, rocky material covering the surface of the bedrock. It includes all types of rock waste, together with superficial deposits of alluvium, peat, wind-blown sand and glacial drift.
deeply weathered bedrock produced by prolonged and intense decay of bedrock usually under tropical conditions. Remnants of preglacial regolith found in glaciated regions of Canada and Fennoscandinavia.
The layer of loose rock resting on bedrock (sometimes called mantle rock), found on the Earth, the Moon, or a planet. Regolith is made up of soils, sediments, weathered rock, and hard, near-surface crusts. On the surface of the Moon, regolith is a fine rocky layer of fragmentary debris (or dust) produced mainly by meteoroid collisions.
Regoliths are the loose, fragmented mantle rock fragments (of various sizes) and dust on a planet, asteroid, or moon surface. On the Moon's surface, regolith was formed by the meteorite bombardments of the Moon's crust; is the rocky debris which is thrown out of impact craters.
Regolith (Greek: "blanket rock") is a layer of loose, heterogeneous material covering solid rock. Regolith is present on Earth, the Moon, some asteroids, and other planets. The term was first defined by G.