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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 80 Low Hills Land Unit: 4g4V Lithology: Sandstone Sites: 2 Area: 0.12 km2 Landform General Description Undulating to steep low sandstone hills including strike ridges; abundant rock outcrop; Terminalia canescens low open woodland; very shallow sandy soils Slopes: 3 - 5% Parent Material: Sandstone Surface Gravel: 5 - 50% Rock Outcrop: > 50% Drainage: Well drained Runoff: Rapid Soil Most Common Soil: Leptic Rudosols Common Soil Characteristics Surface texture class: Sandy Subsoil texture class: - Soil colour: Red Surface soil gravels: Nil Subsoils gravels: - Soil depth: < 0.25 m Field surface pH: 5.5 - 6.5 Field subsoil pH: - Other soils described: Nil Vegetation Common vegetation community: of sites Pasture rating Terminalia canescens low open woodland 2 Poor Other communities: Stratum Frequency of dominant species Frequency of other common species Upper stratum Terminalia canescens 100% Corymbia terminalis, Eucalyptus pruinosa 50% Mid stratum Terminalia canescens 50% Cochlospermum fraseri, Eucalyptus pruinosa 50% Ground stratum Triodia bitextura 100% Cajanus latisepalus, Aristida inaequiglumis, Eriachne ciliata, Cochlospermum fraseri, Terminalia canescens 50% Land Evaluation Well drained Very shallow soils Substantial slopes Abundant rock outcrop High erosion risk: The soils have moderate to high levels of fine sand. Substantial slopes. Abundant surface rock and outcrop (rock armour) combined with very low grazing pressure minimise the extreme risk erosion. If disturbance is unavoidable then detailed erosion and sediment control planning is essential.

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