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0924b RAW SLATE QUARRY RUBBLE

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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% Regosols
1.3 SLATE ROCK FACES 30% ROCK
9.58 VEGETATED SLATE RUBBLE 10% Transportic Dystric Skeletic Regosols

Covers 22 km2 in England and Wales

Soilscapes Classification

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Restored soils mostly from quarry and opencast spoil

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0924b RAW SLATE QUARRY RUBBLE