USDA - Soil Conservation Service
Soil Series: AMOSTOWN
Site Identification #: 90MA023053
Map Unit Symbol: 258B
Lab Pedon #: 2325803
Soil Survey Area #: 023 MLRA: 144A
County FIPS Code:
County Name: Plymouth
Soil Survey Area Name: PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS
Location Description: 15O feet east of Rt. 105, 1050 feet south of Long Pt. Road in Lakeville.
Latitude: 41 degrees 48 minutes 14.0 seconds N
Longitude: 70 degrees 55 minutes 2.0 seconds W
UTM Zone: UTM Easting: UTM Northing:
Photograph #: 49146
Description Category: Full pedon description
Pedon Category: Typical pedon for series
Slope Characteristics Information
Elevation: 78.0 feet
Geographically Associated Soils: HINCKLEY, HINESBURG, MERRIMAC, SCIO
Moisture Regime: Udic moisture regime
Landuse: Forest land not grazed
Natural Drainage Class: Moderately well drained
Parent Material: Slightly weathered lacustrine silts from sandstone-siltstone over Slightly weathered glacial outwash from sandstone-siltstone
Described by: JIM TURENNE AND JUDY BARTOS Notes: sampled - J. Bartos UMass
Oi-- 3 to 1 inches; fibric material; clear smooth boundary.
Oe-- 1 to 0 inches; very dark gray (10YR 3/1) partially decomposed organic matter; weak fine granular structure; abrupt smooth boundary.
Ap-- 0 to 9 inches; dark brown (10YR 3/3) fine sandy loam; massive; very friable; common fine roots throughout and common medium and coarse throughout; 5.0 Chlorophenol red; 5 percent rounded mixed cobbles; abrupt smooth boundary.
Bw1-- 9 to 18 inches; yellowish brown (10YR 5/6) sandy loam; massive; very friable; common fine and medium roots throughout; 5.0 Chlorophenol red; 10 percent subrounded mixed cobbles and 5 percent rounded mixed gravel; clear wavy boundary. 5% channers in Bw1 - dark mineral
Bw2--18 to 26 inches; yellowish brown (10YR 5/6) sandy loam; massive; very friable; common medium roots throughout; 5.0 Chlorophenol red; 10 percent rounded mixed gravel and 5 percent angular mixed channers and 5 percent subrounded mixed cobbles; gradual wavy boundary.
2C--26 to 34 inches; olive (5Y 5/3) sandy loam and; weak medium and coarse subangular blocky structure; firm; 5.2 Chlorophenol red; 20 percent subrounded mixed gravel; clear smooth boundary. 2C1-4"wide vertical pocket of gls material; consistence of 2C-firm in place, friable when removed; 2C1 10% of pebbles are dark flat fragments
2Cg--34 to 51 inches; olive gray (5Y 5/2) silt loam; common medium distinct yellowish brown (10YR 5/6) mottles; weak medium platy structure; friable; 5.4 Chlorophenol red; 10 percent subrounded mixed cobbles and 15 percent subrounded mixed gravel; abrupt smooth boundary.
3C--51 to 65 inches; light olive brown (2.5Y 5/4) sand; single grain; loose; 5.0 Chlorophenol red; 20 percent rounded mixed gravel and 5 percent rounded mixed cobbles. 3C lot of dark minerology (phyllitic)