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Profile Number 11

Laboratory number: 0980A study of the land in the Catchment of Gippsland Lakes - Vol 2 - Soil profile 11Profile Description
Site number:36A1 0 - 5 cm Dark brown to brown (7.5YR 4/4) gravelly clay loam; apedal; earthy fabric; slightly hard when dry; 30% small bedrock fragments up to 20 mm; pH 4.0; clear boundary
Classification:Northcote (1979) - Um1.42 Stace et al (1972) – LithosolB5 - 22 cmStrong brown (7.5YR 5/6) gravelly clay loam; apedal; earthy fabric; friable when moist; 30% small bedrock fragments up to 20 mm; fragments up to 80 mm common below 10 cm; pH 4.0
Location:Dargo 8323, grid ref. 119672 17 km NW of DargoR22+ cmBedrock
Land system, component: Talbotville, 1
Topography:Upper slope of mountain ridge, N aspect, 28% gradient
Elevation:1100 m
Drainage:Good
Parent material:Mainly siltstone and shale
Vegetation:Shrubby forest I: Eucalyptus dives and predominantly Oxylobium ellipticum and Leucopogon suaveolens in the shrub layer. Very sparse herb layer.
Remarks:40% surface stone about 10 mm
LABORATORY ANALYSES 980
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 - 5
SiL
39
18
18
31
19
4.8
38
0.003
B
5 - 10
SiL
28
15
23
34
23
50
32
18
8.0
5.0
35
0.002
B
10 - 20
SiCL
22
13
22
35
28
5.0
34
0.002
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
B
B
0 - 5
5 - 10
10 - 20
3.8
1.8
1.8
0.19
0.11
0.098
26
21
24
2.6
2.9
3.3
5
2
3
240
260
260
0.018
0.016
0.015
0.21
0.26
0.30
0.05
<0.05
<0.05
0.09
0.05
0.08
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.07
0.09
0.05
31.4
21.6
22.1
<1
<1
<1
<1
<1
<1
2
3
3
<1
<1
<1
98
97
97
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