Avon Park Formation
|Avon Park Formation
Stratigraphic range: Eocene
|Underlies||Ocala Limestone (in part)|
|Primary||Grainstone, packstone, wackestone|
|Extent||Citrus and Levy County|
|Named for||Avon Park, Florida|
|Named by||Applin & Applin 1944|
The Avon Park Formation consists of cream to light-brown or tan, poorly hardened to very hard, grainstone, packstone and wackestone, with rare mudstone. Fossils found throughout but not densely. These limestones are interbedded with vuggy dolostones which are soft to very hard and tan to brown, very fine to medium crystalline structure.
The Avon Park Formation, as with many formations, is part of the Floridan Aquifer system. Parts of the Avon Park Formation comprise important, subregional confining units within that system.
The fossils are in molds and casts and include: