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The specimen below is a fossil clam. The species is Mercenaria permagna. It is from Ruck's Pit, Okeechobee County, Florida. It lived during the Pliocene through Pleistocene Periods.

The crystals lining the inside of the clam and portions of the shell are calcite, which does fluoresce. To see a picture of this specimen under fluorescent lighting conditions, return to the fluorescent section. Look for the same product number without the "N" at the end. To see other fluorescent material from this location, return to the main fluorescent page and select the link "To view specimen material from Florida."

Mercenaria permagna
 
<i>Mercenaria permagna</i> Quantity in Basket: None
Code: FLC-100N
Price: $60.00
Shipping Weight: 0.48 pounds
 
 
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Time: Pliocene-Pleistocene, 10 million to 10,000 years ago.
Location: Ruck's Pit, Okeechobee County, Florida
Size: 3-3/4" x 3" x 1-7/8"



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