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Profile Number 72

Laboratory number: 0950A study of the land in the Catchment of Gippsland Lakes - Vol 2 - Soil profile 72Profile Description
Site number:397A10-15 cmVery dark greyish brown (10YR 3/2) organic sand; apedal; sandy fabric; loose when dry; abundant roots; pH 5.0; clear smooth boundary
Classification:Northcote (1979) – Uc4.22
Stace et al (1972) - Podzol
A218-90 cmGreyish brown (10YR 5/6) sand; apedal; sandy fabric; soft when dry; pH 5.5; wavy boundary
Location:Sale 8321, grid ref. 181744
15 km SE of Sale
B2h90-110 cmDark yellowish brown (10YR ) sand; apedal; sandy fabric; loose when dry; common roots; 2% ferruginous nodules up to 150 mm; clear irregular boundary
Land system, component: Dutson 2B2ir110-200 cmDark yellowish brown (10YR 4/6) to yellowish brown (10YR 5/6) sand; apedal; sandy fabric; loose when dry; 1% ferruginous nodules up to 100 mm at 120 cm; increasing to 30% ferruginous concretions up to 300 mm at 200 cm; pH 5.7
Topography:2% slope on undulating sand sheet
Elevation:20 m
Drainage:Good
Parent material:Pleistocene aeolian sand
Vegetation:Pine plantation
LABORATORY ANALYSES 950
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
3
58
32
4
4
5.0
30
0.001
A2
60-90
S
6
56
38
5
1
5.3
7
0.001
B2h
90-110
S
8
57
35
5
3
5.4
16
0.001
B2ir
110-120
S
6
56
37
5
2
5.5
17
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
A1
0-10
1.21
0.076
21
0.1
3
40
0.004
0.020
1.3
0.4
0.1
0.04
6.1
21
7
2
1
69
A2
60-90
0.17
0.007
32
0.1
<1
<1
0.001
0.010
0.07
0.02
0.02
0.02
0.80
9
3
3
3
82
B2h
90-110
0.22
0.014
20
0.5
2
<1
0.001
0.013
0.2
0.1
0.04
0.07
4.3
5
2
1
2
90
B2ir
110-120
0.24
0.015
21
0.4
4
<1
0.001
0.012
0.3
0.1
0.04
0.07
3.8
8
3
1
2
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