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Calcite from
Rucks pit, Fort Drum, Okeechobee Co., Florida, USA

Locality type:Pit
Classification
Species:Calcite
Formula:CaCO3
Comments:Crystals grow in the interior of Mercenaria permagna (Pliocene/Pleistocene)
Habit:scalenohedral
Colour:pale yellow-white to honey-brown
Luminescent properties:creamy yellow-white
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Abundance at site:Extremely common
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References
References:Min Rec 36:3 pp 289-290 www.gamineral.org/ft_drum-pics.html.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Calcite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Rucks pit, Fort Drum, Okeechobee Co., Florida, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Calcite
96.5km (60.0 miles) A Homeland Mine, Homeland, Central Florida Phosphate District (Bone Valley), Polk Co., Florida, USA
96.7km (60.1 miles) B Clear Spring Mine, Homeland, Central Florida Phosphate District (Bone Valley), Polk Co., Florida, USA
130.4km (81.0 miles) C Coral Rock - Three Lakes Mine, Charlotte Co., Florida, USA
141.4km (87.8 miles) D Port Charlotte, Charlotte Co., Florida, USA
145.4km (90.3 miles) E Zephyrhills, Pasco Co., Florida, USA
178.7km (111.0 miles) F Lansing Mines, Brooksville, Hernando Co., Florida, USA
182.9km (113.7 miles) G Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co., Florida, USA
192.6km (119.7 miles) H Vulcan Materials Company (Brooksville Quarry), Brooksville, Hernando Co., Florida, USA
198.1km (123.1 miles) I Oman Construction - Aripeka Mine, Hernando Co., Florida, USA
207.4km (128.9 miles) J Crystal River Quarries - Lecanto Quarry, Citrus Co., Florida, USA
208.6km (129.6 miles) K Crystal Springs No. 2 quarry, Lecanto, Citrus Co., Florida, USA
212.7km (132.2 miles) L Lecanto Mine, Beverly Hills, Citrus Co., Florida, USA
218.3km (135.6 miles) M M.M. Thomas Flint Rock Corporation Mine, Ocala, Marion Co., Florida, USA
228.2km (141.8 miles) N Crystal River Rock Company Quarry, Crystal River, Citrus Co., Florida, USA
228.6km (142.1 miles) O Red Level Dolomite pit, Red Level, Citrus Co., Florida, USA
233.7km (145.2 miles) P Cross Florida Barge Canal (Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway), Inglis, Citrus Co., Florida, USA
235.3km (146.2 miles) Q Southdown Limestone Quarry, Citrus Co., Florida, USA
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