USDA - Soil Conservation Service
Soil Series: PAXTON
Site Identification #: 90MA023045
Map Unit Symbol: 144A
Lab Pedon #: 233050
Soil Survey Area #: 023 MLRA: 144A
County Name: Plymouth
Soil Survey Area Name: PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS
Location Description: 700 feet north of Marion Road at a point approximately 3,300 feet north of the intersection of Marion Road and Walnut St. in the town of Middleboro, MA.
Latitude: 41 degrees 51 minutes 29.0 seconds N
UTM Zone: UTM Easting: UTM Northing:
Photograph #: 49146
Description Category: Full pedon description
Pedon Category: Typical pedon for series
Slope Characteristics Information
Horizontal Shape: Convex
Elevation: 90.0 feet
Moisture Regime: Udic moisture regime
Landuse: Pasture land and native pasture
Parent Material: Slightly weathered glacial till from mixed-igneous-metamorphic & sedimentary
Described by: T. Peragallo
Notes: Weather - sunny, cool; vegetation species include alfalfa and pasture grasses.
Ap-- 0 to 11 inches; dark brown (10YR 3/3) loam; moderate medium granular structure; friable; common fine and medium roots throughout; 5.8 LaMotte-Morgan; 12 percent subangular mixed gravel; abrupt smooth boundary. coarse fragments are gray fine grained granite/argillite, close to Newport but coarse fragments are mostly rounded
Bw1--11 to 24 inches; light olive brown (2.5Y 5/4) fine sandy loam; massive; friable; common fine roots; 5.8 LaMotte-Morgan; 10 percent subangular mixed gravel; clear wavy boundary.
Bw2--24 to 26 inches; light olive brown (2.5Y 5/4) fine sandy loam; few medium distinct yellowish brown (10YR 5/6) and few medium faint light olive brown (2.5Y 5/4) mottles; massive; friable; 5.6 LaMotte-Morgan; 10 percent subangular mixed gravel; clear smooth boundary. mottling only just above the Cd horizon
Cd--26 to 60 inches; light olive brown (2.5Y 5/4) fine sandy loam; weak medium platy structure; firm; 5.6 LaMotte-Morgan; 10 percent subangular mixed gravel.