The detrital record can be collected from all these places and can be used in provenance studies.
After detritus are eroded from source area, they are transported and deposited in river, foreland basin or flood plain.
Similarly, bulk rock geochemistry techniques are applied to interpret provenance linking geochemical signatures to source rocks and tectonic settings.
Provenance in geology, is the reconstruction of the origin of sediments.
The Earth is a dynamic planet, and all rocks are subject to transition between the three main rock types: sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks (the rock cycle).
After sediments are weathered and eroded from mountain belts, they can be carried by stream and deposited along rivers as river sands.
Detritus can also be transported and deposited in foreland basins and at offshore fans.