Floridin Company Pit, Gadsden Co., Florida, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||30° 36' 10'' North , 84° 35' 3'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||30.60278,-84.58417|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfa : Humid subtropical climate|
REF:Deposit:: CALVER J.L.FLORIDA KAOLINS AND CLAYS INFORMATION CIRCULAR 2
Deposit:: 1949 PAGE 30
Commodities (Major) - Clay - Fullers Earth; (Trace) - Clay
Development Status: Past Producer
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
No minerals currently recorded for this locality.
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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11.62 - 15.97 Ma
|Hawthorn Group, Torreya Formation|
Age: Miocene (11.62 - 15.97 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Torreya Formation
Description: The Torreya Formation is exposed or near the surface from western Gadsden County eastward to western-most Hamilton County. It is informally subdivided into a lower carbonate unit and an upper siliciclastic unit (Scott, 1988). The majority of Torreya Formation outcrops expose the siliciclastic part of the unit. The carbonate sediments are white to light olive gray, generally poorly indurated, variably sandy and clayey, fossiliferous (molds and casts) limestone (mudstone and wackestone). The limestones often grade into calcareous-cemented sands. Phosphate is present in the carbonate sediments, particularly in the Sopchoppy Member. The siliciclastics vary from white to light olive gray, unconsolidated to poorly indurated, slightly clayey sands with minor phosphate to light gray to bluish gray, poorly consolidated, variably silty clay (Dogtown Member). The siliciclastics are sporadically fossiliferous. The Torreya Formation overlies the FAS and forms part of the intermediate confining unit/aquifer system.
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.