This egg-cup Podzol in the Whāngārei area shows the silica-dominant, white central portion that has had all of the iron and aluminium leached out. The deepest part of the white layer was closest to the tree that previously grew there (probably kauri), where leaching was most intense. A more compact subsoil lies beneath.
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Photograph by David J. Lowe
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