Crystals in Florida?
You know I went a long time thinking that there were no crystals to be found in my home state of Florida b/c its too geologically young & for most of its history it’s been mostly underwater as part of a shallow sea bed. It wasn’t until about 33.9 million to 23 million years ago that sea levels dropped and Florida finally emerged from the sea.
I know, I know. That sounds like a hella long time ago, but compared to most other places, that’s relatively recently.
But a few years ago I discovered that just ain’t so! There are indeed crystals to be found in Florida.
Florida has huge limestone deposits leftover from the Pliocene & Pleistocene Era of Florida’s past… back when it was still living under a large shallow ocean…& that era has left behind large 2 million year old fossilized clam shells encrusted with honey calcite in Ft. Drum, FL.
During the early Pleistocene era, this was the location of the Atlantic shoreline.
On to Ft. Drum!
Calcite comes in many colors and a while ago […]