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Rudosols (Australian Soil Classification) are soils with negligible (rudimentary) pedological development, apart from minimal development of a surface (A) horizon. They are often shallow soils when developed on rocky hills. Deep Rudosols occur on geologically recent sand dunes where there has been insufficient time for a soil profile to develop.

Rudosols in the West Gippsland Region

    This overview map of Rudosols in the West Gippsland region has been developed from more detailed
    regional soil/landform mapping (Sargeant and Imhof, In press). It shows areas where Rudosols are most likely to occur within the region and should only be used as a general indication of their distribution. Note that other soil types may also occur within these mapped areas. Also, some areas (e.g. forested areas in the north of the region) have been largely unsurveyed and the distribution of soil types is not well known. Here Rudosols are likely to be common, particularly in areas where the depth of soil above rock is shallow.

Rudosols have developed on steep rocky areas at Wilsons Promontory and on steep hills north of Maffra. They also occur on sand dunes in southern parts of the region.
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