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Profile Number 38

Laboratory number: 0998 A study of the land in the Catchment of Gippsland Lakes - Vol 2 - Soil profile 38Profile Description
Site number:710O15 - 0 cmBlack organic material; pH 5.5; abrupt boundary
Classification:Northcote (1979) - Gn4.51
Stace et al. (1972) - Brown Earth
A10 - 15 cmDark greyish brown (10YR 4/2) clay loam; moderate angular blocky structure; rough-ped fabric; slightly hard when dry; pH 6.0; gradual boundary
Location:Moe 8121, grid ref. 478534
Road cutting 6 km S of Churchil
B215 - 45 cmLight yellowish brown (10YR 6/4) light clay; common faint dark yellowish brown (<5 mm) mottles; weak angular blocky structure; rough-ped fabric; hard when dry; pH 5.5; clear boundary
Land system, component: Jeeralang, 2R45+ cmFractured sandstone and siltstone
Topography:Upper hillslope with 45% gradient
Elevation:140 m
Drainage:Good
Parent material:Cretaceous siltstone and sandstone
Vegetation:Open forest III: Eucalyptus globulus with Acacia melanoxylon, Cassinia longifolia and Olearia argophylla common in shrub layers
LABORATORY ANALYSES 998
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
L
2
7
43
22
20
5.9
52
0.003
B2
25 - 45
L
16
8
44
24
20
27
18
9
7.5
5.6
43
0.007
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 - 5
2.7
0.19
18
11
200
0.20
0.13
4.6
2.0
0.4
0.2
19.8
23
10
2
1
64
B2
25 - 45
1.5
3.0
2.2
0.2
0.5
14.5
21
15
1
3
60
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