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- Specimen Number
Irregular slab of silicified limestone with visible shell fragments. Orange rusty brown in color. Closeup shows voids (vugs) infilled with crystals, likely of quartz.
Sedimentary. Limestone. Fossiliferous. Silicified
- Location & Occurrence
Identified by Geological Survey of Florida as the Ocala Limestone, a silicified late Eocene limestone, likely from Alachua or Marion County.
- Geological Age
Florida is composed nearly entirely of limestone, so it makes sense that the state exhibit rock would be limestone. It would be a challenge to collect anything else.