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Profile Number 63

Laboratory number: 0968A study of the land in the Catchment of Gippsland Lakes - Vol 2 - Soil profile 63Profile Description
Site number:486A110-10 cmVery dark greyish brown (10YR 3/2) to dark brown (10YR 3/3) fine loamy sand; apedal; earthy fabric; very firm when moist; abundant roots; pH 5.5, abrupt smooth boundary
Classification:Northcote (1979) – Dy3.21
Stace et al (1972) – Yellow Podzolic Soil
A1210-38 cmDark brown (10YR 3/3) fine loamy sand; apedal, earthy fabric, very firm when moist abundant roots; pH 6.0; clear wavy boundary
Location:Bairnsdale 8422, grid ref. 454169
Road cutting 9 km NW of Bairnsdale
A238-60 cmYellowish brown (10R 5/4) fine sand; common faint reddish brown (<5 mm) mottles; apedal; earthy fabric; soft when dry; 1% ferruginous nodules up to 15 mm; abundant roots; pH 7.0; clear wavy boundary
Land system, component: Salt Creek 2B260-100 cmYellowish brown (10YR 5/8) sandy clay; common faint reddish brown (<5 mm) mottles; moderate coarse (25 mm) angular blocky structure; smooth-ped fabric; very hard when dry; common roots; pH 5.0; clear wavy boundary
Topography:Crest slope of low hill, 1% gradientC1100-180 cmYellowish brown (10YR 5/4) sandy loam; apedal; earthy fabric; very hard when dry; few roots; pH 7.0; wavy boundary
Elevation:40 mC2180-200+ cmYellowish red (5YR 5/8) to yellowish brown (10YR 5/6) sand; apedal; earthy fabric; very hard when dry; pH 7.0
Drainage:Moderate
Parent material:Tertiary and Pleistocene fine-textured alluvium
Vegetation:Cleared; grassland with Themeda australis, Briza maxima and Holcus lanatus. Scattered Eucalyptus tereticornis, Acacia mearnsii
LABORATORY ANALYSES 968
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

%
A11
0-8
LS
0
2
69
23
6
5.7
38
0.003
A12
20-30
C
1
1
82
6
11
6.3
2.5
0.002
A2
38-60
SL
1
1
74
10
14
6.7
24
0.002
B2
60-90
C
2
1
54
6
33
5.9
44
0.004
B2
90-100
35
16
19
9.4
C1
120-150
SL
1
1
74
5
16
6.4
120
0.020
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
A11
0-8
2.0
0.16
16
0.7
8
140
0.014
0.077
2.0
0.8
0.3
0.03
10.8
1
7
3
<1
71
A12
20-30
0.72
0.057
16
0.7
1
90
0.009
0.069
2.3
0.6
0.2
0.04
7.4
31
8
3
1
57
A2
38-60
0.6
0.007
0.056
1.4
0.4
0.1
0.04
3.8
37
11
3
1
48
B2
60-90
2.9
0.015
0.17
1.5
3.4
0.1
0.5
15.1
10
22
1
3
64
B2
90-100
C1
120-150
2.7
0.017
0.13
0.3
2.8
0.01
0.9
6.8
4
41
<1
13
42
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