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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 164 Site: AUV15 86 Element: Summit Surface Pattern: Plateau Substrate: Sandstone Australian Soil Classification: Lithic Leptic Tenosol (1TECYCZAIAILLU) Site Description: Very shallow, well drained, Leptic Tenosol with Eucalyptus phoenicea, Corymbia dichromophloia and Erythrophleum chlorostachys low open woodland Soil Profile Description Depth m Horizon Description Surface - Hard setting; 95% 50-200mm subangular tabular sandstone surface gravels; 2% sandstone rock outcrop 0-0.03 A1 Dark brown (7.5YR 3/3) (10YR 4/4 dry); sandy loam, light; massive, earthy; dry, weak; 40% 10mm subrounded sandstone gravels; field pH 4.9, EC 0.05 dS/m 0.03-0.15 B1 Dark brown (7.5YR 3/4); sandy loam; massive, earthy; dry, weak; 30% 50mm subangular tabular sandstone and 20% 10mm subrounded sandstone gravels; field pH 4.4, EC 0.02 dS/m Analytical Data Depth Total Available P mg/kg Ext. K Ext. S Extr. Micronutrients mg/kg m N % Bicarb Acid mg/kg mg/kg Cu Zn Mn Fe 0-0.03 0.06 <2.0 7.0 94 5.0 <0.1 0.1 10.3 30.5 Depth Coarse Fine Silt Clay ECEC/clay OC m Sand % Sand % % % ratio % 0-0.03 15 70 11 11 0.4 - 0.03-0.15 12 73 11 11 0.1 0.68 Depth pH1:5 EC1:5 H2O Cl1:5 NO3-N ADMC Exchangeable Cations Cmol/kg ECEC ESP Ca/Mg 15 Bar 1/3 Bar R1 Disp. m H2O dS/m mg/kg mg/kg % Ca Mg Na K Cmol/kg % Ratio % % Ratio 0-0.03 5.9 0.05 <20 1.0 <1.5 3.37 0.86 <0.08 0.27 5 1.7 3.9 3 11 0.36 0.03-0.15 4.8 0.01 <20 <1.0 <1.5 0.50 0.21 <0.08 0.09 1 5.0 2.3 3 9 0.31

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