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tailings

Residual gamma-radiation-rich, sandy waste remaining after extraction of uranium from mined ore.
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The trek is not without hazard: If you start at dawn, temperatures can approach freezing at the top; then you may plunge through blustering winds or fog or rain that slickens the road.
The second cleavage crenulates and transposes the first, which typically carries a slicken lineation where lithons are deformed by crenulation.