Soil Site Reporter

Soil Series

9.23 RAW SHALE SPOIL (rSS) (5028)


Definition
Major soil group: 09 made ground soils Soils formed in a significant thickness of either artificial man-made material or former soil material or geological substrate that has undergone mechanical removal, transport and replacement.
Soil Group: 2 raw made ground soils Soils that EITHER, have no superficial organic-enriched layers more than 5 cm thick OR, if superficial organic-enriched layers are more than 5 cm thick, contain insufficient organic matter to give an average of 1% (0.6% organic carbon) over the upper 15 cm OR, are permanently wet within 20 cm of the surface. Such soils have no, sparse, or very recent vegetative cover and low biomass because of their recent emplacement or waterlogged condition.
Soil Subgroup: 3 dense raw made ground soils Soils that contain a subsurface layer that is at least 15 cm thick, starts within 40 cm depth, is slightly or very slightly porous with high packing density and shows no contemporary evidence of wetness in or above it. IN ADDITION, they are formed on sloping sites of at least 3 degrees. Dense soils tend to be droughty with a low leaching and high erosion potential because their structural conditions restrict rooting and the downward percolation of water, whereas their position on sloping ground means that a relatively large proportion of rainfall is lost as surface run-off.
Soil Series: skeletal shale spoil

Brief Profile Description
In Soil Associations (with WRB classification of this series in each association)
0962    NEUTRAL RST OPENCAST Hyperskeletic Spolic Technosols
Surveyed profiles in LandIS
National Soil Inventory Sites: 0
Representative Profiles: 0
Auger Bores: 0
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