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Munsell® Soil Color Book

For color identification of rocks, archaeological specimens, animal pelage, and other natural products.

Item #: 77321
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Munsell Soil Color Book

This revised edition features the same colors available in previous books plus additional color charts. Included are a 10Y and 5GY soil chart for glauconite soils, a 5R soil chart for Australia and Southeast Asia, and a 7.5R soil chart for tropical and semi-tropical soils. A Munsell high value, low chroma “white” page shows half steps from 8.5 to 9.5 in value with chromas of 1 and 2 for N, 7.5YR, 10YR, and 2.5Y. Use this page to describe carbonate, silica, gypsum, and soluble salt precipitates and evaporites common to arid and semi-arid environments as well as very light-colored parent materials such as diatomaceous earth and volcanic ash. The book’s light gray pages decrease sun glare. 2009 Revised Edition, 2022 Production. Chart Size: 6˝ x 8˝.

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Quick Specs

Brand Munsell
MPN M50215B
UPC 710762440029
UNSPSC 41113900
Made In United States


Quick Specs

Brand: Munsell
MPN: M50215B
UPC: 710762440029
UNSPSC: 41113900
Made In: United States

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Hello, does this Munsell soil color book also contain the Gley 1 page? Thank you!
The Gley 1 page is included. The book includes the following color charts: Munsell 10R Soil Chart, Munsell 10YR Soil Chart, Munsell 2.5Y Soil Chart, Munsell 2.5YR Soil Chart, Munsell 5Y Soil Chart, Munsell 5YR Soil Chart, Munsell 7.5YR Soil Chart, 10Y – 5GY Colors – Olive greens Soil Chart, Gley 1 & 2 Soil Charts (2 – Separate Soil Charts), Munsell 5R Individual Soil Chart, Munsell 7.5R Individual Soil Chart, and “New” White Page, 7.5R, 10YR, & 2.5Y



Have had mine for several years of field and lab work. Was originally worried about the new cover (old blue seemed more rugged) but this thing is holding up. No problems with the color chips sticking either. Way better then the digital readers these days.


Glad to finally find someone with this in stock, and FS had the 2022 printing which is nice. But this new version is more cumbersome than versions I've used in the past which had more compact binding. The elastic is annoying, the binder arrived open with pages floating in the binder. Not Forestry Supplier's fault, it's a factory issue at Munsell. Still, thrilled to have it.


Even though the cover has changed over the years; the information on the pages themselves are very useful. There is a replacement pack available too.