|Name||Key Largo Limestone|
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Calcareous)The Key Largo Limestone is a white to light gray, moderately to well indurated, fossiliferous, coralline limestone composed of coral heads encased in a calcarenitic matrix. Little to no siliciclastic sediment is found in these sediments. Fossils present include corals, mollusks and bryozoans. It is highly porous and permeable and is part of the Biscayne Aquifer of the surficial aquifer system.
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|Counties||Miami-Dade - Monroe|