lithic-contact

lithic contact

What is lithic contact?

lithic contact meaning in Soil Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
A boundary between soil and continuous, coherent, underlying material. The underlying material must be sufficiently coherent to make hand-digging with a spade impractical. If a single mineral, its hardness is 3 (Mohs scale), and gravel size chunks that do not disperse with 15 hours shaking in water or sodium hexametaphosphate solution.

 

reference: Soil Science Society of America