Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)The Miami Limestone consists of two facies, an oolitic facies and a bryozoan facies (Hoffmeister et al. ). The oolitic facies consists of white to orangish gray, poorly to moderately indurated, sandy, oolitic limestone (grainstone) with scattered concentrations of fossils. The bryozoan facies consists of white to orangish gray, poorly to well indurated, sandy, fossiliferous limestone (grainstone and packstone). Fossils present include mollusks, bryozoans, and corals. Molds and casts of fossils are common. The highly porous and permeable Miami Limestone forms much of the Biscayne Aquifer of the surfical aquifer system.
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)Beds of quartz sand also are present as unindurated sediments and indurated limey sandstones.
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Hoffmeister, J.E., Stockman, K.W., and Multer, H.G., 1967, Miami Limestone of Florida and its Recent Bahamian counterpart: Geological Society of America Bulletin 78, p. 175-190.
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