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0962 NEUTRAL RST OPENCAST

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Soil and site characteristics

Restored opencast coal workings. Slowly permeable seasonally waterlogged compacted fine loamy and clayey disturbed soils. Often stony with thin topsoils. Risk of water erosion

Geology

Carboniferous shale and sandstone and associated drift

Cropping and Land Use

Permanent grassland and some cereals.

Component soil series

Subgroup Series name Percentage WRB 2006 link
9.62 NEUTRAL RST OPENCAST 75% Spolic Technosols (Stagnic, Eutric)
9.63 LEACHED RST OPENCAST 8% Spolic Technosols (Stagnic, Dystric)
7.13 BRICKFIELD 6% Eutric Stagnosols
7.12 DALE 5% Clayic Eutric Stagnosols
5.41 RIVINGTON 4% Eutric Endoleptic Cambisols
9.23 RAW SHALE SPOIL 1% Hyperskeletic Spolic Technosols
9.44 VEG SHALE SPOIL 1% Hyperskeletic Spolic Technosols (Ochric)

Covers 567 km2 in England and Wales

Soilscapes Classification

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Restored soils mostly from quarry and opencast spoil

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