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Profile Number 9

Laboratory number: 0952A study of the land in the Catchment of Gippsland Lakes - Vol 2 - Soil profile 9Profile Description
Site number:399A10 - 12 cmVery dark grey (10YR 3/1) coarse sand; apedal; sandy fabric; soft when dry; few roots; 10% quartz gravel up to 10 mm; pH 4.5; clear smooth boundary
Classification:Northcote (1979) - Uc4.22
Stace et al. (1972) - Earthy sand/ Incipient Podzol
A212 - 30 cmDark greyish brown (10YR 4/2) coarse sand; apedal; sandy fabric; soft when dry; few roots; 30% quartz gravel up to 20 mm; pH 5.5; diffuse irregular boundary
Location:Bairnsdale 8422, grid ref. 607191 by Omeo Highway about 3.5 km SW of Nicholson Road bridge, SarsfieldB230 - 45 cmDark yellowish brown (10YR 4/4) coarse sand; apedal; common prominent brown mottles
Land system, component: Stockdale, 1B345 - 150+ cmYellowish brown (10YR 5/4) gravelly sand; apedal; sandy fabric; hard when dry; few roots; 80% quartz gravel (10 mm), occasional ferruginous concretions; pH 6.5
Topography:Slope of low hill, 4% gradient
Elevation:100 m
Drainage:Good
Parent material:Tertiary coarse-textured sediments
Vegetation:Shrubby woodland I: Eucalyptus globoidea, E. polyanthemos and E. cypellocarpa, Platylobium formosum, Kunzea ericoides, Epacris impressa, Cassinia aculeata, Themeda australis, Poa sp. and Pteridium esculentum predominant understorey species
LABORATORY ANALYSES 952
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 - 10
LS
19
60
25
10
5
4.8
10
0.001
A2
20 - 30
LS
25
55
28
12
3
5.4
10
0.001
B2
30 - 45
LS
18
65
18
11
4
5.3
11
0.001
B3
60 - 90
LS
39
84
5
10
1
5.5
15
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
Al
0 - 10
0.91
0.028
42
0.4
2
5
0.003
0.026
0.3
0.2
0.08
0.02
4.9
6
4
2
<1
88
A2
20 - 30
0.30
0.015
26
0.2
2
<1
0.002
0.010
0.9
0.2
0.05
0.03
3.6
25
6
1
1
67
B2
30 - 45
1.0
2
<1
0.004
0.035
0.7
0.2
0.04
0.03
3.0
23
7
1
1
68
B3
60 - 90
0.8
3
10
0.005
0.031
0.3
0.2
0.07
0.06
2.8
11
7
2
2
78
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