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Section 9

Building Florida

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of EarthComm: Florida, Section 9: Building Florida.


Inquiring Further

  1. To learn more about Florida’s Paleocene seas, visit the following web site:

    Florida's Geologic History, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
    Examines the geologic development of Florida from 540 million years ago to today.

    Global Warming Episode Between Paleocene And Eocene, International Science News
    Describes global changes that occurred between the Paleocene and Eocene epochs.

  2. To learn more about Florida’s phosphate minerals, visit the following web sites:

    Florida’s Minerals: Making Modern Life Possible, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
    Provides a brief description of phosphate production in Florida.

    Mining and Beneficiation, Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute
    Describes the history of phosphate mining and processing in Florida.

    Phosphate Primer, Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute
    Detailed examination of phosphate formation and mining in Florida.  Examine more information using the navigation bar on the left side.

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Resources

To learn more about this topic, visit the following web sites:

Geology of Florida

Geologic Map of the State of Florida, Florida Geological Survey
Geologic map showing the rock types found in Florida.

Data and Maps, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Provides links to geologic maps at the county scale.

Basic Central Florida Geology, The Florida Speleological Society
Describes the geology of Florida.

Floripedia: Geology of Florida, by University of South Florida
Describes the geologic features of Florida.

Geology of the Everglades

Everglades Geology, NPS
Describes the geologic formation of the Everglades.

A History of the Everglades of Florida, USGS
Provides details about the formation and structure of the Everglades.

Geology, Everglades National Park
Overview of the rocks and the formation of the Everglades.

Geology of the Florida Keys

Keys Geology, Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys
Examines the formations and geologic development of the Florida Keys.

Geology and Hydrogeology of the Florida Keys, USGS
Detailed information about the geology and formation of the Florida Keys.

Significant Periods in the Geologic History of Florida

Florida's Geologic History, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Examines the geologic development of Florida from 540 million years ago to today.

Florida's Geologic History, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Overview of the geologic development of Florida.

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Video

Florida Crossroads - Rocks, Water, Life: Florida's Geology 11/05/2012, Florida Public Television
The geology of Florida has its own amazing stories to tell if you know where to look. The deepest rocks in Florida, for instance, are among the most ancient on the planet and were once part of Africa. More than any other state, Florida was formed and influenced by oceans. And every inch of the Florida we inhabit today was created by living creatures. Join Florida Crossroads as we work with scientists to reveal Florida’s unique geological history and some of the marvels people can see for themselves.

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