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Location: Warrock

Australian Soil Classification: Mottled, ?, Brown CHROMOSOL (confidence level 3)
General Landscape Description: Undulating rises
Site Description: Lower slope
Land Unit: Dissected Slates.
Geology: Cambrian schists

General Land Unit Description: This land unit covers a small area of dissected slopes leading to the Glenelg River and its tributaries, as well as a small area adjacent to Rocklands Reservoir. The most common landform is undulating rises, although there are some gentler slopes coming off the rises. There is also a small patch of low hills that have not been mapped due to restrictions of scale. This area would have a lower capability for land use options due to slope, soil and rock outcrop restrictions.

Soil pit GL7 auger

Soil Profile Morphology

A110-10 cmVery dark brown (10YR2/2); loamy sand; fine to very fine subangular blocky structure; weak consistence, dry; pH 6.0; changes to:

A1210-30 cmVery dark grey (10YR3/1); loamy sand; massive structure; firm consistence, dry; pH 6.0; changes to:


B2160-70 cmBrown (10YR4/3), with many faint orange and yellow mottles; light clay; moderate to weak fine subangular blocky structure; very firm consistence, dry; contains many medium rounded to ferruginous nodules; pH 7.0; changes to:

B2270-120 cmLight olive brown (2.5Y5/4), with many distinct orange and yellow mottles; medium heavy clay; moderate subangular blocky structure; pH 6.5; changes to:

BC120-150+ cmGrey, with many prominent orange and red mottles; medium heavy clay.

Profile Described By: Natalie Baxter and Grant Boyle, 1st October 2000.
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