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Florida's Rocks and Minerals

Rocks of Florida Minerals of Florida Guide to Rocks and Minerals of Florida (SP-8) Time scale

Rocks of Florida


Anastasia Formation Coquina Anastasia Formation Coquina Florida rock named chert Chert Agatized CoralAgatized Coral Avon Park FormationAvon Park Formation
Caloosahatchee Formation Caloosahatchee Formation Chattahoochee FormationChattahoochee Formation Key Largo LimestoneKey Largo Limestone Marianna LimestoneMarianna Limestone
Miami LimestoneMiami Limestone Ocala LimestoneOcala Limestone St. Marks Formation St. Marks Formation Suwannee LimestoneSuwannee Limestone
Tamiami FormationTamiami Formation Tampa LimestoneTampa Limestone

Minerals of Florida


AnhydriteAnhydrite CalciteCalcite Common Clay Common Clay DolostoneDolostone
Fuller's EarthFuller's Earth
Gypsum Gypsum
Hardrock PhosphateHardrock Phosphate IlmeniteIlmenite
KaolinKaolin MonaziteMonazite PeatPeat RutileRutile
Sand and GravelSand & Gravel SandstoneSandstone Silicified WoodSilicified-Wood StauroliteStaurolite
ZirconZircon

Guide to Rocks and Minerals of Florida
(FGS Special Publication No. 8)


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This guide is in Adobe pdf format and you will need to download and install the free Adobe reader in order to view it.

Guide to Rocks and Minerals of Florida was first Printed in 1961 and reprinted in 1981, and  currently is not available in printed form. Because of the age of this publication some of the information contained within it is outdated.

This guide was written to serve as a tool for the identification, occurrence, production and use of Florida's most common rocks and minerals. It was primarily intended to be a simplified general reference for the student; therefore, technical information and detailed descriptive material was minimized.

 Some of the terminology used in these web pages (color, streak, hardness, specific gravity, cleavage) is explained in the guide.

Last updated: December 08, 2009

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