The composition of topsoil in Tennessee varies by region, but some similarities tie locations across the state together. A USDA soil survey results show a brown loamy topsoil that becomes more acidic with increased depth. Patches of clay, sandstone, quartz, shale, and limestone occur to varying degrees. The Great Smoky Mountains predominantly feature dark slate.
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Jessica Alzarana has a Bachelor of Music in music composition from the University of North Texas, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in music therapy from Texas Woman's University. Alzarana's essays have been published by UNICEF State of the World Children's Report, BootsNAll, Alarana Atelier, eHow, and Travels.