New England Soil Profiles

Glacial Till Outcrop

This photo is an outcrop of a glacial till deposit. Glacial till is a heterogeneous mixture of clay to boulder size particles deposited within or beneath glacial ice. The till type on this photo is a dense or basal till with lenses of looser, sandy material (sandy till), the soil type mapped in this area is the Montauk series (the solum has been removed on this photo).

Glacial Till Soil Photos: Paxton | Montauk | Birchwood | Newport | Pittstown

Photo: Rob Tunstead, photo location: Fearing Hill, Wareham, Ma.

Montauk Map Unit Description

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