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Geologic units containing coral

Earth material > Unconsolidated material > Biogenic material
A hard calcareous substance consisting of the continuous skeleton secreted by coral polyps for their support and habitation and found in single specimens growing plant-like on the sea bottom or in extensive, solidified accumulations (coral reefs).

Florida - Illinois - West Virginia
Jackson Bluff Formation (Pliocene)
Jackson Bluff Formation - The Jackson Bluff Formation, named by Vernon and Puri (1964), occurs at or near the surface in a limited area of the panhandle in Leon, Liberty and Wakulla Counties. It has attracted much attention due to its abundant fossil molluscan fauna (Huddlestun, 1984; Schmidt, 1984). In the outcrop area, the Jackson Bluff Formation is described as a sandy, clayey shell bed (Schmidt, 1984). It is composed of tan to orange-brown to gray green, poorly consolidated, fossiliferous, sandy clays to clayey sands. Fossils present include abundant mollusks, corals, foraminifers and occasional vertebrate remains.
Silurian (Silurian)
West Virginia
Mahantango Formation (Devonian)
Mahantango Formation (part of Millboro Shale) - thickly laminated marine shale, siltstone, very fine sandstone, and some limestone, with an occasional coral reef or biostrome. Contains the Clearville and Chaneysville Siltstone Members of Pennsylvania.

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