Limestone

Limestone, Sedimentary rocks made of calcium carbonate.

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Limestone is a common type of carbonate sedimentary rock. It is composed mostly of the minerals calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Limestone forms when these minerals precipitate out of water containing dissolved calcium. This can take place through both biological and nonbiological processes, though biological processes have likely been more important for the last 540 million years. Limestone often contains fossils, and these provide scientists with information on ancient environments and on the evolution of life.About 20% to 25% of sedimentary rock is carbonate rock, and most of this is limestone.

Limestone University
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Limestone University ... Limestone University, formerly Limestone College, is a private Christian university in Gaffney, South Carolina. It was established in 1845 by Thomas Curtis...

Limestone Islands
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Limestone Islands ... The Limestone Islands are two islands, North Limestone Island and South Limestone Island, in Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada, 14 miles (23 km) west of Parry...

Limestone, Tennessee
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Limestone, Tennessee ... Limestone is an unincorporated community on the western border of Washington County and the eastern border of Greene County in the northeastern part of...

Limestone, Florida
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Limestone, Florida ... Limestone is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Hardee County, Florida, United States. Its population was 132 as of the 2010 census...

Solnhofen Limestone
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Solnhofen Limestone ... The Solnhofen Plattenkalk, or Solnhofen Limestone, geologically known as the Altmühltal Formation, is a Jurassic Konservat-Lagerstätte that preserves...

Lake Limestone
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Lake Limestone ... Lake Limestone is a 13,680 acres (55.4 km2) reservoir near Thornton, Texas [1]. It lies 15 miles (24 km) southeast of Groesbeck, Texas on Texas FM 3371...

Limestone pavement
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Limestone pavement ... A limestone pavement is a natural karst landform consisting of a flat, incised surface of exposed limestone that resembles an artificial pavement. The...

Lutetian limestone
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Lutetian limestone ... Lutetian limestone (in French, calcaire lutécien, and formerly calcaire grossier) — also known as “Paris stone” — is a variety of limestone particular...

Indiana Limestone
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Indiana Limestone ... Indiana limestone — also known as Bedford limestone — has long been an economically important building material, particularly for monumental public structures...

Carboniferous Limestone
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Carboniferous Limestone ... Carboniferous Limestone is a collective term for the succession of limestones occurring widely throughout Great Britain and Ireland that were deposited...

Lithographic limestone
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Fossiliferous limestone
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Sedimentary rock
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Anacacho Limestone
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Limestone Way
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Burlington Limestone
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Limestone, Illinois
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Limestone bedstraw
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Miami Limestone
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