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Occidental Mine (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Hamilton County, Florida (30.4° N, 83.0° W: paleocoordinates 30.7° N, 79.9° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: upper Member (Statenville Formation), Langhian (16.0 - 13.7 Ma)

• said to be early Clarendonian; equivalent to the Berryville Clay Member of the Coosawhatchie Formation that occurs in the Statenvile stratigraphic position in eastern Georgia. The Berryville Clay Member contains a Zone N10 to N11 planktonic foraminiferal assemblage (Huddlestun, 1988) (now in the Langhian according to Gradstein et al. 2004)

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: G. S. Morgan. 1989. Southeastern Geological Society Guidebook 30 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 18569: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 26.03.1995, edited by Mark Uhen and Patricia Holroyd

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