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Geology of Warm Mineral Springs, Sarasota County, Florida

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Date Issued:
1994
Summary:
Warm Mineral Springs is a 70 meter deep water-filled sinkhole in southern Sarasota County, Florida. Mineral-rich anaerobic water enters the sink through a spring vent near the bottom of the north wall of the sink. In 1991, divers explored and mapped the spring's primary conduit to its terminus, a distance of 53 meters. Twenty-one geological samples were collected at three meter depth intervals from the north wall of the sink for stratigraphic analysis. The samples revealed the sinkhole is developed in carbonates belonging to the Miocene Arcadia Formation of the Hawthorn Group. This unit is unconformably overlain by Pleistocene Ft. Thompson Formation and undifferentiated Pleistocene sands. A map of the spring cave and a geologic section for the sinkhole are illustrated.
Title: The Geology of Warm Mineral Springs, Sarasota County, Florida.
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Name(s): Rupert, Frank.
Florida Geological Survey
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Bibliography
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 1994
Publisher: Florida Geological Survey
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Fla.
Physical Form: print
Extent: 7 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Language(s): eng
Summary: Warm Mineral Springs is a 70 meter deep water-filled sinkhole in southern Sarasota County, Florida. Mineral-rich anaerobic water enters the sink through a spring vent near the bottom of the north wall of the sink. In 1991, divers explored and mapped the spring's primary conduit to its terminus, a distance of 53 meters. Twenty-one geological samples were collected at three meter depth intervals from the north wall of the sink for stratigraphic analysis. The samples revealed the sinkhole is developed in carbonates belonging to the Miocene Arcadia Formation of the Hawthorn Group. This unit is unconformably overlain by Pleistocene Ft. Thompson Formation and undifferentiated Pleistocene sands. A map of the spring cave and a geologic section for the sinkhole are illustrated.
Identifier: 33861669 (oclc), fgcu_swfe_0266 (IID)
Note(s): by Frank R. Rupert.
Cover title.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 7).
Subject(s): Geology -- Florida -- Warm Mineral Springs
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fgcu/fd/fgcu_swfe_0266
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Host Institution: FGCU
Is Part of Series: Open file report (Florida Geological Survey) ; no. 60.