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This series consists of shallow, somewhat excessively drained, strongly sloping soils. These soils are not extensive but are widely scattered throughout the eastern third of the country. They formed in residuum derived from soft, calcareous shale (marl) and from some thinly interbedded limestone.

Representative profile:

Depth

Color

Texture

Structure

0 to 4 inches

very dark grayish-brown

silty clay

slightly sticky

4 to 10 inches

olive

silty clay or clay

sticky and plastic; strong, blocky structure

17 to 48+ inches

dark grayish-brown

silt loam

many olive and gray mottles; massive

 

[Ashton] [Beasley] [Captina] [Corydon] [Crider] [Dickson] [Elk]

[Fairmount] [Huntington] [Lowell] [Lawrence] [Lindside] [Newark]

[Otway] [Robertsville] [Russellville] [Shelbyville] [Taft] [Woolper]

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