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Soil Profile Overlying Granite, Liberty Hill, SC

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Representative soil profile overlying coarse-grained amphibole-biotite granite of the Carboniferous age Liberty Hill pluton, South Carolina. Two prominent layers of the B-horizon shows an upper reddish colored clay-rich zone above a more white/tan colored clay-rich zone which extends down to tan-colored saprolite just above unweathered granite, which is extracted as quarry stone. This photo was taken at the Coral Grey Quarry (accessed by permission).


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