Virtual Field Trip to the Florida Keys

Upper Keys: Location 6 - Windley Key

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The quarries on Windley Key exploited Pleistocene reef limestones, and were used to build Flagler's Overseas Railroad along the Keys to Key West.

The thumbnail images below link to larger versions of the images, with additional information and exercises. Key images are highlighted with a red border; you should also take the time to study the other images, to see different aspects of this location.

quarry machinery drill holes massive coral colonies columnar corals
coral close-up coral close-up coral close-up coral heads with rubble
columnar corals with rubble rubble cut reef rock borings
caliche crust caliche crust museum reef model


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