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Laboratory number: 0989A study of the land in the Catchment of Gippsland Lakes - Vol 2 - Soil profile 10Profile Description
Site number:659Al0 - 6 cmDark greyish brown (10YR 4/2) loamy coarse sand; apedal; earthy fabric; very friable when moist; abundant roots; pH 5.5; clear boundary
Classification:Northcote (1979) - Uc5.22
Stace et al. (1972) - Earthy Sand
B6 - 36 cmYellowish brown (10YR 5/6) coarse sand; apedal; earthy fabric; very friable when moist; abundant roots to 15 cm then common; pH 5.5; diffuse boundary
Location:Bairnsdale 8422, grid ref. 801255 7 km E of BruthenC36 - 85 cmYellowish brown (10YR 5/4) sand; apedal earthy fabric; friable when moist; 2% of ferruginous nodules (30 mm); pH 6.0; clear boundary
Land system, component: Anderson 1, 1D85 - 103+Yellowish brown (10YR 5/8) sandy clay; apedal; earthy fabric; firm when moist; 5% of ferruginous soft nodules (10 mm); pH 5.5
Topography:Mid-slope of hill, 19% gradient
Elevation:100 m
Drainage:Good
Parent material:Tertiary alluvium and colluvium
Vegetation:Regenerating after logging. Open forest II: Eucalyptus globoidea and E. cypellocarpa
Remarks:Rills to 40 cm depth occur along tracks
LABORATORY ANALYSES 952
Horizon
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
uS/cm
Cl-

%
Depth

cm
Composition

%
Al
0 - 6
LS
6
43
38
7
9
5.9
36
0.002
B
10 - 20
LS
4
34
46
7
9
5.6
28
0.002
B
30 - 36
LS
3
34
46
7
9
6.0
27
0.001
D
85 - 90
SL
8
35
36
9
16
6.3
28
0.001
Horizon
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
Al
0 - 6
3.6
0.13
36
0.4
14
140
0.008
0.03
2.4
0.7
0.3
0.09
14.5
17
5
2
1
75
B
10 - 20
0.83
0.033
33
0.5
6
60
0.004
0.02
0.3
0.04
0.2
0.07
8.6
3
5
2
1
89
B
30 - 36
0.6
4
70
0.003
0.01
0.6
0.05
0.2
0.06
6.4
9
8
3
1
79
D
85 - 90
0.004
0.03
1.6
1.3
0.3
0.2
8.1
20
16
4
2
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