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Limestone

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About LimestoneHide

As a Commodity:
A sedimentary rock composed dominantly of calcium carbonate.

i. A sedimentary rock consisting chiefly (more than 50% by weight or by areal percentages under the microscope) of calcium carbonate, primarily in the form of the mineral calcite, and with or without magnesium carbonate; specif. a carbonate sedimentary rock containing more than 95% calcite and less than 5% dolomite. Common minor constituents include silica (chalcedony), feldspar, clays, pyrite, and siderite. Limestones are formed by either organic or inorganic processes, and may be detrital, chemical, oolitic, earthy, crystalline, or recrystallized; many are highly fossiliferous and clearly represent ancient shell banks or coral reefs. Limestones include chalk, calcarenite, coquina, and travertine, and they effervesce freely with any common acid.


Classification of LimestoneHide

Sub-divisions of LimestoneHide

Mineralogy of LimestoneHide

Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
AragoniteCaCO3
CalciteCaCO3
DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2

Pronounciation of LimestoneHide

Pronounciation:
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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Other Language Names for LimestoneHide

French:Calcaire

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