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Rucks pit, Fort Drum, Okeechobee Co., Florida, USAi
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Rucks pit, Fort Drum, Okeechobee Co., Florida, USA
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Rucks pit, Fort Drum, Okeechobee Co., Florida, USA
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 27° 38' 0'' North , 80° 51' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 27.63358,-80.86646
GeoHash:G#: dhympydc4
Locality type:Pit
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Yeehaw Junction240 (2011)8.3km
Fellsmere5,514 (2017)30.0km
West Vero Corridor7,138 (2011)37.5km
Cypress Quarters1,215 (2011)42.7km
Roseland1,472 (2011)43.1km


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North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Habit: scalenohedral
Colour: pale yellow-white to honey-brown
Fluorescence: creamy yellow-white
Description: Crystals grow in the interior of Mercenaria permagna (Pliocene/Pleistocene)
Reference: Min Rec 36:3 pp 289-290 www.gamineral.org/ft_drum-pics.html.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3

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]

Holocene - Pleistocene
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2934084
Undifferentiated sediments

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Undifferentiated Quaternary Sediments - Much of Florida's surface is covered by a varying thickness of undifferentiated sediments consisting of siliciclastics, organics and freshwater carbonates. Where these sediments exceed 20 feet (6.1 meters) thick, they were mapped as discrete units. In an effort to subdivide the undifferentiated sediments, those sediments occurring in flood plains were mapped as alluvial and flood plain deposits (Qal). Sediments showing surficial expression of beach ridges and dunes were mapped separately (Qbd) as were the sediments composing Trail Ridge (Qtr). Terrace sands were not mapped (refer to Healy [1975] for a discussion of the terraces in Florida). The subdivisions of the Undifferentiated Quaternary Sediments (Qu) are not lithostratigraphic units but are utilized in order to facilitate a better understanding of the State's geology. The siliciclastics are light gray, tan, brown to black, unconsolidated to poorly consolidated, clean to clayey, silty, unfossiliferous, variably organic-bearing sands to blue green to olive green, poorly to moderately consolidated, sandy, silty clays. Gravel is occasionally present in the panhandle. Organics occur as plant debris, roots, disseminated organic matrix and beds of peat. Freshwater carbonates, often referred to as marls in the literature, are scattered over much of the State. In southern Florida, freshwater carbonates are nearly ubiquitous in the Everglades. These sediments are buff colored to tan, unconsolidated to poorly consolidated, fossiliferous carbonate muds. Sand, silt and clay may be present in limited quantities. These carbonates often contain organics. The dominant fossils in the freshwater carbonates are mollusks.

Comments: Unit descriptions combine Qal, Qbd, Qtr and Qu all into one group 'undifferentiated sediments'. Tried to describe each unit separately as best as possible. 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}, Minor:{silt}, Incidental:{marl, peat, gravel}

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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References

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Mineralogical Record (2005): 36(3): 289-290.

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