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Profile Number 70

Laboratory number: 0979A study of the land in the Catchment of Gippsland Lakes - Vol 2 - Soil profile 70Profile Description
Site number:476A10-10 cmBlack (10YR 2/1) sand, apedal; sandy fabric; slightly hard when dry; pH 4.5; clear boundary
Classification:Northcote (1979) – Uc2.36
Stace et al (1972) - Podzol
A210-60 cmLight brownish grey (10YR 6/2) sand; apedal; sandy fabric; hard when dry; pH 5.5; abrupt boundary
Location:Traralgon 8221, grid ref. 727646
3.5 km NNW of Gormandale
Bh60-65 cmVery dark brown (10YR 2/2) sand; apedal; sandy fabric; hard when dry; pH 5.5; abrupt boundary
Land system, component: Gormandale 1Bir65-120 cmYellowish brown (10YR 5/8) sand; apedal; sandy fabric; slightly hard when dry; 60% ferruginous nodules up to 40 mm; pH 6.2; solid iron-cemented material occurs in places at the base of this horizon.
Topography:Lower hillslope with NW aspect, 5% gradient
Elevation:180 m
Drainage:Good
Parent material:Tertiary sand
Vegetation:Shrubby open forest II: Eucalyptus globoidea and E. consideniana, with Acacia terminalis, Kunzea ericoides and Pteridium esculentum common in the understorey
LABORATORY ANALYSES 979
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

%
A1
0-10
S
1
6
29
4
1
4.8
28
0.002
A2
30-60
S
1
65
27
2
2
4.7
19
0.002
Bh
60-65
S
2
62
27
6
4
5.6
23
0.002
Bir
90-120
LS
1
59
29
9
2
5.9
30
0.003
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
A1
0-10
12
0.039
40
0.7
4
50
0.026
0.01
0.4
0.3
0.1
0.2
9.3
4
3
1
2
90
A2
30-60
0.18
0.006
39
0.7
2
4
0.004
0.01
0.11
0.08
<0.01
0.06
2.0
6
4
<1
3
87
Bh
60-65
0.31
0.019
21
1.0
2
20
0.003
0.01
0.3
0.2
0.02
0.07
6.3
5
3
3
1
88
Bir
90-120
0.24
0.013
24
1.3
1
10
0.004
0.02
0.2
0.2
0.01
0.11
5.6
4
4
1
2
90
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