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Group #8

A1-0 to 67 cm; dark brown (10 YR 3/2) moist; sandy loam; medium, subangular, 0.5 sphericity, poorly sorted, mostly quartz with feldspar and other crystalline lithologies; weak, medium, subangular blocky; very friable, non-sticky, non-plastic; few fine, common fine and very fine roots; no HCL reaction; abrupt smooth boundary.

 

A2-68 to 90 cm; very dark brown (10 YR 2/2) moist; sandy loam; medium, subangular, 0.5 sphericity, poorly sorted, mostly quartz with feldspar and other crystalline lithologies; weak, medium, subangular blocky; friable, non-sticky, non-plastic; few fine and very fine roots; no HCL reaction; abrupt smooth boundary.

 

AB-90 to 103 cm; dark brown (7.5 YR 3/2) moist; sandy loam; medium, subangular, 0.5 sphericity, poorly sorted, mostly quartz with feldspar and other crystalline lithologies; weak, medium, subangular blocky; friable, non-sticky, non-plastic; few fine and very fine roots; no HCL reaction; abrupt broken boundary.

 

Bw-104 to140 cm; dark brown (7.5 YR 3/4) moist; sandy loam; medium to fine, subangular to subrounded, 0.5 sphericity, poorly sorted, mostly quartz with feldspar and other crystalline lithologies; weak, medium, subangular blocky; very friable, non-sticky, non-plastic; very few, very fine roots; no HCL reaction; abrupt broken boundary.

Pit Profile #8

 

Conclusion

Soil Pit #8 is located in a shady, wooded setting at the foot slope of the hill.  The pit is located approximately 50 meters from the stream.  There is evidence of plowing in the area around the pit.  Soils in this location are mapped as Finchford Series in the new soil map data (Meyer, personal communication 2001), and as Hubbard Series (HuB) in the Dunn County Soil Survey.  Our observations are almost exactly the same as the Finchford Series description.  This lead us to conclude that the Soil Profile observed in Pit #8 is most consistent with the Hubbard Series as described in the Dunn County Soil Survey.  Similarities between soil characteristics we observed in Pit #8 soil profile and the Hubbard Series description include texture (sandy loam), structure (weak, subangular blocky), drainage class (fairly well drained), parent material (outwash plain), vegetation (woodland), slope (2-6%), solum color (dark brown) and no mottles present.