|These soils mainly occur in the south-west of the CMA where dissection of the landscape has exposed marl deposits (Gellibrand Marl). This area has a higher rainfall than the basalt plains to the north and north-east. There are minor occurrences on the Bellarine Peninsula. These soils include medium to heavy textured earths, both weakly and strongly structured, as well as the occasional shallow calcareous soil.|
They are deep (>100 cm) pale soils with a bleached subsurface horizon and mottled light to medium or medium to heavy clay subsoil, and are often strongly acidic with some calcareous material with depth (>100 cm).
Notable characteristics are the gradational nature of the profiles with heavy subsoils, acidic upper soil and alkaline (calcareous) lower subsoils, indicating a leached soil environment.
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|Simple slope||Mottled, Eutrophic, Brown Kandosol||Gn2.81||T7520 - Princetown|
|Flat||Melacic, Pipey, Aeric Podosol||Uc2.33||T7520 - Princetown|
|Landscape||Vertic (& Bleached-Acidic), Eutrophic, Grey Dermosol||Gn3.04||T7521 - Corangamite|