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- n. Plural form of duricrust.
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So-called "duricrusts" are common on Earth (and have been found on Mars), but the team has yet to find a meandering stream flowing through one.
The sand movement corridors along the Atlantic Coast are edaphically complex, associated with soil development from mobile sand to old red sands underlain by duricrusts.
In the Kynuna-Winton area of Queensland, mesas formed by resistant tertiary duricrusts are vegetated by stands of lancewood (Acacia shirleyi) and low eucalypt communities with a spinifex (Triodia spp.) groundcover.
Mesas capped by Tertiary duricrusts also occur in Western Queensland near Kynuna and Winton, and lateritic surfaces remain in areas of the Barkly Tableland and southeastern Queensland downs.