What are the main characteristics of the R horizon?

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Oct 13, 2016


The "R" horizon corresponds to rock the soil matrix


This layer of soil, rock-forming corresponds to the soil! It consists of CONSOLIDATED materials and not weathered or rock-matrix.

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Its characteristics vary according to the rock that makes up! It can not be considered a horizon, as it presents consolidated material, and not weathered therefore not passed by pedogenic processes.