Friday, February 10, 2006

Sandy Soil Profile


This is pretty typical of anywhere on my place. Recently (geologically) exposed seabottom sands. This is about 2 feet deep, but if I dig deeper, I would pass through about two more feet of sand with the last layer becoming white like sugar. Beneath that layer...say 4- 5 feet down, I hit a 6 inch layer of yellow marine clay. Just below that is chalky limerock laced with marine fossils from the Eocene Era. I have never made it through the limerock....not sure what lies beneath, but I picture lots of limerock to go.

I haven't dug yet at Twig Forest, but I will. Posted by Picasa

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