Australian Soil Classification: Melanic-Mottled (& Ferric), Mesotrophic, Brown CHROMOSOL
Northocte Factual Key: Db2.41
General Land Unit Description: This site is situated on the level surface of the Dundas Tablelands.
Site Description: Level plain. Moderately well drained.
Geology: Tertiary marine sandstone.
Native Vegetation: Red gums are the dominant vegetation.
|A1||0-25 cm||Very dark grey (7.5YR3/1) sandy loam; weak medium blocky structure; weak consistence dry; very few medium angular ferruginised nodules (6-20 mm); pH 6.5; clear and wavy change to:|
|A2||25-40 cm||Dark yellowish brown (10YR4/4) fine sandy clay loam; weak to massive medium blocky structure, firm consistence moist; many medium to coarse ferruginous and manganiferous nodules; pH 4.7; clear and wavy change to:|
|B2||40-60 cm||Dark yellowish brown (10YR4/6) light medium clay (sandy); weak fine blocky structure; firm consistence moist; many coarse ferruginous and manganiferous nodules; pH 5.5; clear and wavy change to:|
|BC||60-85 cm||Mainly buckshot; ferruginous and manganiferous nodules are abundant; moderately cemented discontinuous, may be cemented (petroferric). ; ferricrete pan; abrupt and wavy change to:|
|The surface horizon is slightly acid. the subsoil is strongly acid.||The salinity rating for both the surface and subsoil is low.||The surface and the subsoil are non-sodic.||There is a sharp increase in clay content at 40 cm.|
Natalie Baxter, Nathan Robinson, Grant Boyle and Mark Imhof (October 2001).
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