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Sand and gravel epitomize bulk commodity; that is, they are consumed in large volume, are relatively plentiful with low unit cost, and transportation costs from source to market are the chief limiting factors when considering alternate supplies. For the United States Atlantic continental margin, sand and gravel deposits are associated with Pleistocene to Recent fluvial or ice contact processes modified by marine processes. Prospective sources represent a continuum from the limit of the fall line, across the present coastline, to the shelf edge near the limit of the Pleistocene low stand shoreline.

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