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Profile Number 2

Laboratory number: 0956A study of the land in the Catchment of Gippsland Lakes - Vol 2 - Soil profile 2Profile Description
Site number:767Al 0 - 10 cmVery dark brown (10YR 2/2) peaty clay; strong granular structure; friable when moist; gradual boundary
Classification:Northcote (1979) - 0
Stace et al. (1972) - Acid Peat
B2110 - 30 cmVery dark black (10YR 2/1) heavy clay; strong angular blocky structure; plastic and sticky when wet; gradual boundary
Location:Moe 8121, grid ref. 282735 Trafalgar EastB22 30 - 50+ cm Very dark grey (10YR 3/1) heavy clay; strong coarse angular blocky structure; plastic and sticky when wet
Land system, component: Moe, 2
Topography:Plain, 0% slope
Elevation:60 m
Drainage:Moderate due to artificial drainage; poor under natural conditions
Parent material:Organic accumulations and Holocene fine-textured alluvium
Vegetation:Cleared; pasture with predominantly introduced species
LABORATORY ANALYSES 956
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
S/cm
Cl-

%
Depth

cm
Composition

%
Al
0 - 10
MC
0
6
18
18
48
5.0
310
0.006
B21
10 - 30
HC
0
1
5
7
75
5.0
130
0.002
B22
30 - 50
HC
0
<1
3
2
87
5.1
110
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
Al0 - 10223334.63.91.30.766762184
B2110 - 302.33.30.50.867351190
B2230 - 505.26.90.40.95010141273
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