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Fossil hunters uncover Florida's geologic history listen

11/04/10 Matthew Cimitile
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Florida’s history didn’t begin with Ponce de Leon, the founding of St. Augustine, Hernando de Soto or even the indigenous Calusa people. Clubs around Florida are venturing out to rock quarries, phosphate mines and river beds to uncover ancient fossils and get a glimpse into Florida’s geologic past.

Kneeling on the limestone surface at Vulcan quarry mine in Brooksville, Shirley Gissy of Port Richey, Florida and a member of the Tampa Bay Fossil Club, takes her rock hammer and meticulo...


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