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#1293850 - 28/12/2014 10:27 Soils question for those in the know
adon Offline
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Hi all, I have been looking at properties online around northern NSW and have found lots of properties with "trap soils". Does anyone here have any experience with trap soils or know much about them?

I have noticed that trap soils are more extensive on the cheaper properties so obviously they most not be hugely productive but it has had me stumped. I cannot seem to find any reference to trap soils with google searches. Well any that are useful but it would be great if anyone knows what it's characteristics are.


#1293855 - 28/12/2014 10:58 Re: Soils question for those in the know [Re: adon]
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Never heard of Trap Soils prior to reading the OP.

I guess you already found -

Good luck with the property searching.
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#1293866 - 28/12/2014 12:29 Re: Soils question for those in the know [Re: adon]
Chrissy Offline
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Loc: Lockyer Valley, QLD.
Trap soils are areas of metamorphosed sediment, where the sediment (silt and fine sand) is deposited (trapped) from wind or water flow so you end up with deep sandy soils, the growth of plants is pretty good in natural areas from what i can tell on the following 2 web sites..
They would generally be low lying areas, prone to flooding

I hope that helps?

Edited by Chrissy (28/12/2014 12:30)


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