Soil Site Reporter

Soil Associations

0924b RAW SLATE QUARRY RUBBLE



Soil and site characteristics
Unvegetated raw soils on slate quarry rubble. Some vegetated slate rubble areas with acid-humose bare-poor soils and some bare rock on quarry faces.

Geology
Palaeozoic slaty mudstone and siltstone
Cropping and Land Use
Mostly unvegetated.

Component soil series

Subgroup Series name Percentage WRB 2006 link
9.24 SLATE QUARRY RUBBLE 60% Dystric Hyperskeletic Leptosols
1.3 SLATE ROCK FACES 30% Nudilithic Leptosols
9.58 VEGETATED SLATE RUBBLE 10% Dystric Hyperskeletic Leptosols (Ochric)
Covers 22 km2 in England and Wales

Soilscapes Classification
24
Restored soils mostly from quarry and opencast spoil

0924b RAW SLATE QUARRY RUBBLE

Detailed Description



Soil Water Regime


Cropping and Land Use


0924b RAW SLATE QUARRY RUBBLE

Distribution Map

Note that the yellow shading represents a buffer to highlight the location of very small areas of the association.

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