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The land resources of Cobourg Peninsula



The land resources of Cobourg Peninsula

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by B. Wood and D. Sivertsen


Wood, B.; Sivertsen, D.; Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory


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Cobourg Peninsula


Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This report describes a land system survey over the Cobourg Peninsula broadly describing landform, soils and vegetation to assist the effective planning and management of the area as a National Park.



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1. Introduction -- 2. Summary Descriptions -- 3. Land Systems -- 4. Soils -- 5. Vegetation -- Appendices -- Acknowledgements.




Land use -- Northern Territory -- Cobourg Peninsula; Vegetation mapping -- Northern Territory -- Cobourg Peninsula

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iv, 80, [6] p. : col. ills. ; 30 cm.

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7. Brown Cl ays Copeland family of soil s has not been recorded el sewhere. They are form ing directly on the mudstones of fine-:grained sediments of the Wangar1u mudstones in the south-east of the park. The soil surface was not cracked or only sl ightly so at the time of sarnpl ing although there was still sig n ificant mo i sture within the profi1 e. Mass wastage and tunn,e1l ing were observed in these soils along the coas~line of Mountnorris Bay. The soils are not extensive on Cobourg Peninsula. A typical profi1 e (Uf6. 62) : HORIZ ON DEPTH 0-15 15-35 35-120 8. Red Earths DESCRIPTION Yellowish brown,(10YR 5/4); fine sandy clay; mass~ve; earthy; slightly moist, very firm; pH 5.8 Yellowish brown (10YR 5/6); ltght clay; massive; earthy; moderately moist, very firm; pH 6.0 Yellowish brown (10YR 5/8), 60% faint moU1 ing (red and - yellow); l ight m~dium clay; massive; earthy; moderately moist, moderately strong; pH 6.0 Killuppa family soils occur on sand plains or colluvium within Ramsay land system. The soils are gradational sandy red earths and the fa'!li}y has representatives throughout the Northern Lateritic Uplands of the N. T. A t Y pica 1 pro f i 1 e (Gn 2. 14) : HORIZ ON A DEPTH 0-15 15-60 60-180 DESCRI PT ION Dark reddish brown (5YR 3/4);, loamy sand; mass~ve; earthy; slightly moist, very firm; pH 6.5 Dark red (2.5YR-3/6);- light sandy clay loam; massive; e-arthy; slightly moist, moderately weak; pH 5.8 Dark red (10. OR 3/6) ; sandy c~ay loam; massive; earthy; moderately moist, very firm; pH 5.8 - 53

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