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General Geology FAQ

Miscellaneous Questions

1. How do I find information on jobs with the Florida Geological Survey or the state of Florida?

2. What publications or maps may I obtain from the Florida Geological Survey?

3. How may I order publications or maps from the Florida Geological Survey?

4. Where can I buy topographic maps for Florida?

5. What is the lowest point in Florida?

6. What is the highest point in Florida?

7. Can a geologist look at a rock or fossil I have found and identify it for me?

8. Can you test the soil from my garden or give me information on the soils in my area?


Questions Answered

1. All jobs with the state of Florida, including those with the Florida Geological Survey, are posted on the web. Visit the statewide website for employment with the state.

2. What publications or maps may I obtain from the Florida Geological Survey?

Go to the FGS homepage and click FGS Publications in the Quick Links on the left side. 

3. How may I order publications or maps from the Florida Geological Survey?

Go to the FGS homepage and click FGS Publications in the Quick Links on the left. On that page is an Ordering Form.

4. Where can I buy topographic maps for Florida?

These maps are available from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Go to the USGS homepage and click “Publications.”

5. What is the lowest point in Florida?

The lowest point that is naturally exposed in Florida is sea level.

6. What is the highest point in Florida?

The highest point in Florida is 345 feet above sea level. It is located on Britton Hill, south of Lakewood in Walton County.

7. Can a geologist look at a rock or fossil I have found and identify it for me?

Yes, you may personally bring the specimen to our facility at 3000 Commonwealth Blvd., Tallahassee, or email us a clear photograph of the specimen. Please contact us before you plan to visit because staff availability varies due to fieldwork. You may also send us a sample for examination by mail (FGS address). Again, please contact us by phone or e-mail so that we can refer you to the appropriate staff member. You may then send the sample (or its photo) directly to the attention of the person who will work with it and arrange for its return.

8. Can you test the soil from my garden or give me information on the soils in my area?

Soils information is available from the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service. If you need information specific to your area, visit the USDA Florida Service Center Locator.

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August 23, 2017 - 9:36am

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