This Rare Calcite Crystal Formation Was Found in a CAVE in Florida!

Florida is relatively young, geologically speaking. The oldest surface exposures are around 45 million years old. This would be the Ocala Limestone. In certain areas there are caves that form in the Ocala Limestone, and in those caves there will occasionally be incredible calcite crystal growths. In this video I'm exploring the banks of a river that have some of these caves, and every once in a while a nice cluster will fall out of one of the cave walls. These aren't the typical caves you'd think of, they are very small, but the calcite is mighty! Here it forms in a very interesting "cube" like structure. This is probably my favorite calcite crystal structure I have ever found. Hope y'all enjoy! Thank you for watching!

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