Munsell Soil Colour Guide


£220.00 ex VAT

Munsell soil colour binder features numerous pages to provide users with an efficient way of classifying soil and sediment samples determined by their colouration. Suitable for use in the geological, archaeological, geographical and agriculture. The pages are all printed onto washable card which you can smear soil onto for comparison and easily wash and clean afterwards.

  • 7 pages, one page each with the colours: 10R, 2.5YR, 5YR, 7.5YR, 10YR, 2.5Y and 5Y
  • 2 pages grey, blues and greens
  • 1 page “White Page” with very bright and almost neutral colours, Value: 8.5 / 9.0 / 9.5, Chroma: N / 7.5R / 10YR / 2.5Y
  • 1 pages 10Y and 5GY for sand and desert soils
  • 1 Page 5R for Australian and Southeast Asian soils
  • 1 page 7.5R for tropical and semi-tropical soils

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Munsell Soil Colour Guide offers you the ability to determine soils, sediments and profiles in the field by colour alone. By using communication by colour, earth scientists can easily narrow down samples with ease. The binder contains 443 Munsell notations, viewable by colour. This is done by cross-referencing ISCC-NBS colour names with Munsell’s industry-known, alpha-numeric colour system.


The colour notations include: 10R, 2.5YR, 5YR, 7.5YR, 10YR, 2.5Y and 5Y, blues, and greens. Additionally, it includes deserts, sands, and tropical and sub-tropical colouration as well. These are waterproof and washable cards. Which is necessary for field work where the weather is not always favourable. In addition, you can use this feature to either smear samples dry or wet across the pages. Further allows you to compare the colours of the materials in the guide side by side. Therefore making determining soil and sediment easier and more accurate.


The Munsell Soil Colour Guide holds all of these pages within a small ring binder, the pages can be taken out or placed back. As and when required. Suitable for various field and laboratory applications. Particularly useful for those who work in earth sciences such as geology, sedimentology, archaeology, biology, zoology and agriculture.


For the Rock version of this guide, please click, HERE.

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