Horizons 2023 - Florida's Geology – A Story of Beaches, Lakes and More!

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Horizons 2023 - Florida's Geology – A Story of Beaches, Lakes and More!

A Spring Speaker Series Sponsored by the Tallahassee Scientific Society

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Challenger Learning Center 200 South Duval Street Tallahassee, FL 32301

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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April 19 • THOMAS M. SCOTT, PhD, PG

Assistant State Geologist Emeritus, Florida Geological Survey, Tallahassee, FL

Florida's Geology – A Story of Beaches, Lakes, Sinkholes and More!

The State of Florida is the emergent portion of the Florida Platform. The foundation of the Florida Platform is a piece of the African Plate that remained attached to the North American Plate when Pangea broke apart some 200 million years ago. The landscape of Florida was created over millions of years by marine and fluvial deposition and erosion. Karstification played a significant role in the geomorphology. Sinkholes and other karst features are abundant and are occasionally a geologic hazard. Carbonate sediments form the Floridan aquifer system and supply much of Florida's water. Mineral resources include petroleum, phosphate, and more.