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rockminx_8-3-3

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Abstract

Oligocene. SiO - Mohs Hardness: 6½ - 7. Agatized coral occurs when silica in the ocean water hardens, replacing the limy corals with a form of quartz known as chalcedony. This long process (20-30 million years) results in the formation of a "pseudomorph," meaning that one mineral has replaced another without having lost its original form. In 1979 agatized coral was designated Florida's official state stone.

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Photograph

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Ruth Jacobs Collection

Geographical Area

Withlacoochee, FL

Institution

The University of Toledo

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives, University of Toledo Libraries

LC Subject

environmental sciences; virtual exhibitions

Keywords

virtual exhibition; science;

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