USDA - Soil Conservation Service
Soil Series: HOOKSAN
Site Identification #: 90MA023049
Map Unit Symbol: 613C
Lab Pedon #: 2361301
Soil Survey Area #: 023 MLRA: 144A
County Name: Plymouth
Soil Survey Area Name: PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS
Location Description: 150 feet south of jeep trail on Saquish Neck at a point approximatrely 1.0 mile northwest of the lighthouse at Gurnet Point in the town of Plymouth.
Latitude: 42 degrees 0 minutes 25.0 seconds N
Longitude: 70 degrees 37 minutes 9.0 seconds W
UTM Zone: UTM Easting: UTM Northing:
Photograph #: 695B
Description Category: Full pedon description
Pedon Category: Typical pedon for series
Slope Characteristics Information
Total Slope Length: 50.0 feet
Elevation: 15.0 feet
Moisture Regime: Udic moisture regime
Parent Material: Slightly weathered eolian-sand from mixed-igneous-metamorphic & sedimentary
Described by: P. C. FLETCHER
Notes: Weather 50 degrees F. - overcast; textural analysis done at UMass Soils Lab; C3 horizon VCS 0.0, cos 0.2, ms 33.3, fs 65.1, vfs 0.5; vegetation species include beach grass, seaside goldenrod.
Oi-- 0 to 0 inches; fibric material; common fine roots and common very fine; 5.8 Chlorophenol red; abrupt smooth boundary.
C1-- 0 to 4.5 inches; light brownish gray (10YR 6/2) fine sand; single grain; loose; common fine roots and common very fine; 6.0 Chlorophenol red; clear smooth boundary. common 10YR 3/2 organic stains; some black organic flecks
C2-- 4 to 6.5 inches; light brownish gray (10YR 6/2) fine sand; single grain; loose; common fine roots and common very fine; 6.0 Chlorophenol red; clear smooth boundary. few 10YR 3/2 organic stains; roots dune roots observed to 40 inch depth
C3-- 6 to 60 inches; light brownish gray (10YR 6/2) fine sand; single grain; loose; 6.0 Chlorophenol red. faint 10YR 5/2 banding (1/4 to 1/2 inches) throughout--subparallel to the surface--possibly magnetite.