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The soils reported in this bulletin have developed in several different parent materials. The Danforth soil has developed from very deep, well drained, loose, high coarse fragment till derived from slate and fine-grained metasandstone. The Elliottsville soils have developed in moderately deep, well drained till derived from slates, metasandstones, phyllite and schists. The Penquis soils developed in moderately deep, well drained till of similar lithology as Elliottsville, but with a higher component of weathered and crushable rock fragments throughout the soil profile. Peacham soils are developed in very deep, very poorly drained, dense till derived from phyllite, schist, and granite.
Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
soils, soil classification
Rourke, R.V. 2001. Chemical and physical properties of the Danforth, Elliottsville, Peacham, and Penquis soil map units. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 165.