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Urhøje og Myrhøje Plantager

Theme: Soils and Klimpers (wet sand dunes)  

Locality: Urhøje and Myrhøje
Description of  supplementary Danish GeoSites


Primary identification


1. GeoSite no.:
GS - 11-3.

2. National locality no.:
NGI -  25.

3. GeoSite name:
Urhøje plantation.

4. Location:
Denmark; Denmark; Northern Jutland.

5. Co-ordinates UTM:
System ED50 Zone 32, x=515781, y=6295600.

6. Type of locality:
Soil profiles.


Primary geological features


7. Main topic:
Podzolization.

8. Geo(morpho)logy:
Inland dunes with a wide variety of podzols from weak podzols developed in recently deposited shifting sand to strongly developed podzols in older deposits. Several podzols may be found in a single profile or as drainage sequences.

9. Frame / context:
Pedology.

10. Chronostratigraphy:
South Scandinavian iron age to present time.

11. Primary value:
Grades and successions of podzols in aolian dune sand.

12. Comparative evaluation:
Urhøje plantation is a unique site in soil science for illustrating different stages of podzolization on sandy parent material.

13. Comparable GeoSites:
In Denmark: None (Similar locations exist in other inland dune areas in Jutland).

Supplementary data in support of the locality


14. Delineation on a map:
...

15. Higth of the GeoSite:
N.a.

16. Area of the GeoSite:
Not given.

17. Subordinate geological interests:
Sedimentology.

18. "Non"-geo interests:
Tourism.

19. References:
H. Breuning Madsen (1983): Himmerlands Jordbundsforhold. Folia Geographica Danica XVI, Reitzel, Copenhagen.

20. Data sources, collections:
None.

21. Illustrations:
Photo:

22. Proposers:
Dansk Geologisk Forening & Det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab/H. Breuning-Madsen.

23. Description by:
Henrik Breuning-Madsen.

24. Recommandation:
Together the two hills constitute a GeoSite .


25. Comments:
...

26. Supplementary description:
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