|Ferrosols are soils lacking strong texture contrast between surface (A) horizons and the upper subsoil (B21) horizon. These soils are also characterised by relatively high levels of free iron oxide i.e. free iron oxide content greater than 5%. Several Sub-orders can be separated, based on the colour of the major part of the subsoil e.g. into Red, Brown and Yellow groups. Only Red Ferrosols have been described in North East Victoria.|
Ferrosols are usually formed on deeply weathered basaltic parent materials and therefore have only a limited distribution in the North East region. They occur mainly on hilly country to the west of the King River, where they are limited to basalt residuals on broad plateaus and broad ridges. In the east of the region, they are restricted to the Deep Creek basalt.
Ferrosol near Whitfield.
Note that other soil types may also occur within these mapped areas (either dominantly or sub-dominantly) depending on factors such as climate, landform, geology, vegetation and degree of weathering. This map will continue to be updated as new information becomes available.
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