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Laboratory number: 757A study of the land in the Catchment of Gippsland Lakes - Vol 2 - Soil profile 1Profile Description
Site number:754A10-3 cmVery dark brown (10YR 2/2) loamy sand, apedal; earthy fabric; soft when dry; abundant roots; pH 6.2; abrupt smooth boundary
Classification:Northcote (1979) - Uc1.11
Stace et al. (1972) - Calcareous Sand
A23 - 90 cmDark greyish brown (10YR 4/2) to brown (10YR 4/3) sand; apedal; soft when dry, loose when dry below 24 cm; abundant roots; 2 - 5% small shell grit throughout, 10% bivalve shell fragments at 65 cm; pH 8.0 - 9.0; clear smooth boundary
Location:Sale 8321, grid ref. 363716
1.5 km NE of Golden Beach
AC90 - 150 cmLight yellowish brown (10YR 6/4) sand; apedal; loose when dry; common roots; pH 9.1; diffuse boundary
Land system, component: Booran 1, 3C150 - 180+ cmYellow (10YR 7/6) sand; apedal; loose when dry; few roots; pH 9.1
Topography:Crest of coastal foredune, 2% slope, NW aspect
Elevation:9 m
Drainage:Very good
Parent material:Holocene marine sand
Vegetation:Closed scrub; predominantly
Leptospermum laevigatum
LABORATORY ANALYSES 757
Sample
Depth

cm
Lab.
texture
Particle size distribution
Atterberg limits
1:5 soil water suspension
Clay mineralogy by x-ray diffraction
Gravel

%
Coarse
sand
% f.e.
fine sand

% f.e.
Silt

% f.e.
Clay

% f.e.
liquid
limit
%
plastic
limit
%
plasticity
index
%
linear
shrinkage
%
pH
EC
25C
S/cm
Cl-

%
Depth

cm
Composition

%
0 - 3
3 - 7
10 - 20
24 - 30
30 - 47
60 - 90
90 - 150
150 - 180
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
82
89
92
91
91
6
6
5
6
6
1
<1
1
<1
1
4
1
1
1
1
6.2
8.5
8.0
8.1
8.5
9.0
9.1
9.1
250
150
70
62
61
81
63
69
0.018
0.008
0.005
0.004
0.004
0.005
0.003
0.004
Sample
Depth

cm
Org. C


%
Total N


%
1.3C
N
Free
Fe2O3

%
Available
HCl extract
Exchangeable cations
P
ppm
K
ppm
P
%
K
%
Ca
Mg
K
Na
CEC
Ca
% of CEC
Mg
K
Na
H
Milliequivalents/100g
0 - 3
3 - 7
10 - 20
24 - 30
30 - 47
60 - 90
90 - 150
150 - 180
4.4
1.0
0.66
0.25
0.25
0.061
0.045
0.023
23
21
19
14
0.3
0.2
0.3
0.2
0.1
13
8
6
6
90
40
30
10
0.012
0.008
0.006
0.006
0.006
0.038
0.035
0.032
0.027
0.030
6.1
4.4
3.2
1.3
1.4
3.3
1.1
0.9
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.09
0.06
0.01
0.01
1.0
0.4
0.5
0.2
0.2
15.7
4.9
3.0
2.6
1.2
0.2
39
73
69
50
77
71
21
8
19
12
11
7
1
2
1
<1
1
2
6
7
11
8
11
20
33
0
0
30
0
0
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