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Thin Section Collection

The FGS maintains a collection of more than a thousand thin sections and smear slides of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rock and sediment grain mounts, both polished and unpolished; these samples are used for petrographic analysis. The collection is organized by source well and interval, and many of these samples are specialized paleontological or heavy mineral mounts. The deepest sample in our current collection comes from Collier County, Florida, below 18,000 feet.


Collection Viewing by Appointment only

Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (EST)
Offices closed for all State of Florida Holidays

For more information concerning the FGS thin section collection, please contact:

Guy.Means@dep.state.fl.us
850-617-0312
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September 13, 2019 - 4:27pm

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