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Location: Heathmere

Australian Soil Classification: Ferric, Hypocalcic, Grey CHROMOSOL (confidence level 2)
General Landscape Description: Plain
Site Description: Flat
Land Unit: Wannon Alluvial
Geology: Quaternary alluvium

General Land Unit Description: This land unit occurs on the alluvial plains of the Wannon River and it’s tributaries in the south west of the study area. The major soil type used to represent this unit is a black Dermosol, although sodic black Vertosols are co-dominant. Grey Chromosols, similar to this site, are a minor soil type.

Soil pit GL60 auger

Key profile features:

  • Calcium carbonate at depth
  • Ferric horizon

Profile Described By: Natalie Baxter and Grant Boyle, 4th October 2000.
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