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Center Hill Quarry (Cemex-Center Hill Quarry), Sumter Co., Florida, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 28° 39' 27'' North , 82° 0' 43'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 28.65773,-82.01197
GeoHash:G#: djjejbbxq
Locality type:Quarry (Active) - last checked 2018
Age:56.0 to 33.9 Ma
Geologic Time:Eocene
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


The quarry was also formerly known as Florida Crushed Stone Center Hill.
Commodities (Major) - Limestone - General
Development Status: Producer
Structure: Limestone

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Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Cenozoic
0 - 66 Ma



ID: 3186031
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Pleistocene - Pliocene
0.0117 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 2808675
Undifferentiated sediments

Age: Cenozoic (0.0117 - 5.333 Ma)

Description: Undifferentiated Tertiary-Quaternary Sediments - These sediments are siliciclastics that are separated from undifferentiated Quaternary sediments solely on the basis of elevation. Based on the suggestion that the Pleistocene sea levels reached a maximum of approximately 100 feet (30 meters) msl (Colquhoun, 1969), these sediments, which occur above 100 feet (30 meters) msl, are predominantly older than Pleistocene but contain some sediments reworked during the Pleistocene. This unit may include fluvial and aeolian deposits. The undifferentiated Tertiary-Quaternary sediments occur in a band extending from the Georgia-Florida state line in Baker and Columbia Counties southward to Alachua County. These sediments are gray to blue green, unconsolidated to poorly consolidated, fine to coarse grained, clean to clayey, unfossiliferous sands, sandy clays and clays. Organic debris and disseminated organics are present in these sediments. The undifferentiated Tertiary-Quaternary sediments are part of the surficial aquifer system.

Comments: Original map source: Scott, T.M., Campbell, K.M., Rupert, F.R., Arthur, J.D., Missimer, T.M., Lloyd, J.M., Yon, J.W., and Duncan, J.G., 2001, Geologic Map of the State of Florida, Florida Geological Survey & Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Map Series 146, sca

Lithology: Major:{sand,clay}, Incidental:{peat}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

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Spencer, S.M. (1993) The Industrial Minerals Industry Directory of Florida. Florida Geological Survey, Information Circular No. 109, 30 pages.
Scott, T.M., Means, G.H., Portell, R.W. (2016) Geology and Paleontology of the Ocala Limestone Exposed in the Cemex Center Hill Quarry, Sumter County, FL. The Southeastern Geological Society, Guidebook No. 69.

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