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Land Resources of Auvergne Station



Land Resources of Auvergne Station

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A supplement to the Land Resources of the Victoria River District


Napier, Diane; Edmeades, Bart; Lynch, Brian; McGregor, Robert; Northern Territory. Department of Environment and Natural Resources


Hill, J.V.


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Jul-18




Auvergne Station; NT Portion 2676; Victoria River Downs; Victoria River District


This report for Auvergne Station is a supplement to Land Resources of the Victoria River District (2012) and completes the land resource assessment of the district which covers 24 properties and approximately 78 760 km² of pastoral land. Land unit mapping at 1:100 000 describes the landforms, soils and vegetation in the district.


Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT)

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Table of contents; 1. Introduction; 2. Previous mapping; 3. Survey methodology and data collection; 4. Lithology; 5. Landform; 6. Soil; 7. Soil physical and chemical characteristics; 8. Vegetation; 9. Land evaluation; 10. Soil erosion; 11. Land unit descriptions; 12. References; Appendices 1 - 12.




Soils -- Northern Territory -- Auvergne Station; Land use -- Northern Territory -- Auvergne Station; Geology -- Northern Territory -- Auvergne Station; land resource assessment; land units; soil landscapes; vegetation communities

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Northern Territory Government

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204 pages ; colour photographs, maps, figures, tables ; 30 cm.

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Northern Territory Government



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http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/metadata/export_data?type=html&metadata_id=E3F20A909A8123ADE040CD9B21446CC0; http://hdl.handle.net/10070/245323 [Land resources of the Victoria River District]

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Land Resources of Auvergne Station A supplement to the Land Resources of the Victoria River District 105 Plains Land Unit: 6g7A Lithology: Sandstone Sites: 2 Area: 4.8 km2 Landform General Description Level to gently undulating sandstone plains; Eucalyptus tectifica or Eucalyptus pruinosa low open woodland; shallow red earths Slopes: 0.5 - 1% Parent Material: Sandstone Surface Gravel: 10 - < 20% Rock Outcrop: Up to 5% Drainage: Well drained Runoff: Slow Soil Most Common Soil: Shallow Red Kandosols of sites: 1 Common Soil Characteristics Surface texture class: Loamy Subsoil texture class: Clay loamy Soil colour: Red Surface soil gravels: 10 - < 20% Subsoils gravels: 2 - < 10% Soil depth: 0.25 - < 0.5 m Field surface pH: 5.5 - 6.5 Field subsoil pH: 5.5 - 6.5 Other soils described: Red Kandosols, non-gravelly, loamy, moderately deep Vegetation Common vegetation community: of sites Pasture rating Eucalyptus tectifica low woodland 1 Poor Eucalyptus pruinosa mixed spp. low open woodland 1 Poor Other communities: Stratum Frequency of dominant species Frequency of other common species Upper stratum Eucalyptus tectifica 100% Corymbia terminalis, Terminalia canescens 100% Mid stratum Terminalia canescens, Hakea arborescens 100% Eucalyptus tectifica, Corymbia terminalis, Flueggea virosa 100% Ground stratum Sorghum stipoideum, Sehima nervosum 100% Heteropogon contortus, Themeda triandra, Eriachne obtusa Corchorus sidoides, Dodonaea physocarpa, 100% Land Evaluation Well drained Shallow soils Gentle slopes Rock outcrop in areas High erosion risk: Soils have high levels of fine sand and silt however are not dispersive. Moderate/rapid surface water flow and runoff from the Pinkerton range. Any disturbance including tracks, roads and fence lines will require erosion sediment control planning.