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Profile Number 3

Laboratory number: 0986A study of the land in the Catchment of Gippsland Lakes - Vol 2 - Soil profile 3Profile Description
Site number:10340150-30 cmVery dark brown (7.5YR 2/2) organic horizon; fibrous; non-sticky when wet; clear boundary
Classification:Northcote (1979) - 0
Stace et al. (1972) - Acid Peat
0230 - 0 cmBlack (10YR 2/1) organic silty loam; apedal; slightly sticky when wet; clear boundary
Location:Matlock 8122, grid ref. 384126
0.4 km E of Mount Saint Phillack
C30-10 cmVery dark grey (10YR 3/1) loamy sand; smooth-ped fabric; slightly sticky when wet; 10% weathered granite fragments (20 mm) small mica particles common
Land system, component: Baw Baw, 3
Topography:Low hummocky terrace in drainage line, 0% slope
Elevation:1420 m
Drainage:Very poor
Parent material:Organic accumulations and Devonian granodiorite
Vegetation:Bog community with Richea continentis, Calorophus sp.
and Sphagnum sp.
LABORATORY ANALYSES 986
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

%
01
50 - 40
0
02
10 - 0
9
5.4
57
0.002
C
0 - 10
LS
17
54
24
11
9
5.8
9
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
01
50 - 40
46.2
2.0
30
68
460
0.036
0.10
02
10 - 0
11.8
0.70
22
19
40
0.028
0.12
0.3
0.07
0.1
0.08
65.2
<1
<1
<1
<1
99
C
0 - 10
0.2
0.06
0.06
0.03
15.1
1
<1
<1
<1
98
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