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  • n. Plural form of tillite.

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Examples

  • The continuity of glaciers, inferred from oriented glacial striations and deposits called tillites, suggested the existence of the supercontinent of Gondwana, which became a central element of the concept of continental drift.

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  • The controversy was that these rocks may not have signified glaciation, so they shouldn't be called tillites, but rather diamictites.

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  • I found some in the Numees formation of South Africa just above tillites.

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  • But at a quick look, temperatures are assigned to certain types of fossil formations: coal, bauxite, etc. on the warm side and tillites on the glacial side.

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