Crumbling Coquina / Piedra frágil

Crumbling Coquina / Piedra frágil (HM2CYM)

Location: St. Augustine, FL 32080 St. Johns County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 42.896', W 81° 14.083'

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Fort Matanzas National Monument

Crumbling Coquina (English)

Fort Matanzas was built using coquina, a local limestone. This porous limestone is made from millions of seashells pressed together for thousands of years. The Spanish coated the fort walls with plaster made from oyster shells to help waterproof the structure.
You can help us preserve the fort for generations to come: touch this sample of coquina instead of the historic walls.
Piedra frágil (Spanish)

Fort Matanzas se construyó con coquina, una piedra caliza local. Esta piedra caliza porosa se forma a partir de millones de conchas de mar comprimidas durante miles de años. Los españoles cubrieron los muros de la fortificación con enlucido hecho de conchas de ostras para impermeabilizar la estructura.
Usted puede ayudarnos a preservar el fuerte para las futuras generaciones: toque esta muestra de coquina en lugar de tocar las murallas históricas.
Year Placed2018
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, December 21st, 2018 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 477297 N 3287221
Decimal Degrees29.71493333, -81.23471667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 42.896', W 81° 14.083'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 42' 53.76" N, 81° 14' 4.98" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)904
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8585 A1A S, St. Augustine FL 32080, US
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