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Carbonate rock

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Sedimentary rocks where the carbonate component forms more than 50% of the sediment. For a rock to be termed a carbonate sedimentary rock the 50% carbonate should not include any carbonate cement in an originally non-carbonate rock.


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Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:

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