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  1. Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed largely of the mineral calcite (calcium carbonate: CaCO 3).
  2. Limestone is a carbonate rock mainly made up of calcite precipitated chemically or by organisms, and lime.
  3. Limestone is an important stone for masonry and architecture, vying with only granite and sandstone to be the most commonly used architectural stone.
  4. Limestone is a key ingredient of quicklime, mortar, cement, and concrete.
  5. Limestone is a sedimentary rock that undergoes metamorphic recrystallization to form marble, and clays can recrystallize to muscovite mica.


  1. This has two important effects on the geology: The vegetation produces CO 2 in the earth, which fastens the corrosion (dissolution) of limestone.


  1. Carcavelos, vineyards, on the other hand, have red Mediterranean soil with an even balance of limestone and reddish-brown clay.
  2. Situated on a limestone plateau, the vineyards of Picpoul overlook the oyster and mussel-farming centre of the Thau lagoon.


  1. Limestone was formed by the decomposition of rock, soil, plant and animal life that was deposited at the bottom of lakes or seas.
  2. Lying at an altitude of 1,008-2,914 m, Pirin National Park has a limestone Balkan landscape, with lakes, waterfalls, caves and pine forests.
  3. Tulsk is set in a limestone country with fertile land and many lakes.


  1. Willemite is an ore of zinc found in crystallized limestone and associated with calcite, zincite, franklentie.


  1. Raw materials charged into the furnace include mixtures of iron ore, pig iron, limestone, and scrap.


  1. Limestone is partially soluble, especially in acid, and therefore forms many erosional landforms.


  1. In the initial stage, they encased the king's mastaba in fine limestone and then only a few years later entirely covered it with the Step Pyramid.
  2. In the South, however, the Jurassic limestone is entirely absent.


  1. On this expedition he discovered the islands of Palau, where he and his men first saw limestone.
  2. The seemingly lifeless rocky shores of some islands, made of limestone, sandstone, or granite are a haven for diverse organisms both above and below water.
  3. The potential of globigerina limestone has been exploited in the erection baroque churches, which dominates the landscape of the islands.


  1. COQUINA: Limestone composed predominately of shells or fragments of shells loosely cemented by calcite.
  2. The casing was high quality white limestone, and it once had a dark gray granite pyramidion, of which fragments have been found.
  3. Limestone (CaCO 3): Formed from cemented fragments of any size of shell.


  1. Soda ash can be made synthetically using limestone, salt and ammonia.
  2. In 1861, the Belgian chemist Ernest Solvay developed a more direct process for producing soda ash from salt and limestone through the use of ammonia.


  1. Once an important centre of limestone mining, Kielce is nowadays a centre of trade and commerce.
  2. Moroto for mining of marble and limestone.
  3. There is also mining of non-metalliferous minerals, inert materials, limestone and granite are mined in Pernik Municipality.


  1. Some of the limestone came from Tura, across the river, granite from Aswan, copper from Sinai, and cedar for the boats from Lebanon.


  1. Common gangue mineral in hydrothermal veins or as a repacement mineral in veins of limestone and dolomite.


  1. Menkaure began this mortuary temple, as had Khafre, with core blocks of limestone that were locally quarried.
  2. Many of the campus's buildings, especially the older central buildings, are made from Indiana limestone quarried locally.


  1. Limestone has important element of calcite but different in color and texture.

Igneous Rocks

  1. Phlogopite generally forms in metamorphic rocks, especially in metamorphosed limestone, although it occasionally forms in igneous rocks, too.

Sedimentary Rocks

  1. Sandstone, limestone, and shale are types of sedimentary rocks that contain quartz sand, lime, and clay, respectively.
  2. Sedimentary rocks include common types such as chalk, limestone, sandstone, and shale.
  3. Sedimentary rocks most likely to form cliffs are sandstone, limestone, chalk, and dolomite.


  1. Vertebrate and invertebrate animals, land plants, and protists are all represented as fossils in the Solnhofen Limestone.


  1. No large-scale mineral deposits have been found in Ethiopia; gold, platinum, salt, limestone, iron ore, and sulfur are extracted in small quantities.
  2. Dolomitic limestone may be used instead with an optimal ratio of sulfur to limestone of 3:1.


  1. The sodium sulfate was then heated with coal and limestone to form sodium carbonate, or soda ash.
  2. In the second step, the sodium sulfate is crushed, mixed with charcoal and limestone and again heated in a furnace.


  1. The mortuary temple, as is common, lies on the east side of the pyramid on a foundation of two layers of rough limestone blocks.


  1. It has a core of local limestone blocks, with casing made of unfinished pink granite from Aswan up to a height of about fifteen meters.
  2. The building technique of this pyramid is fairly typical for the Middle Kingdom: the core was made of white limestone, forming a skeleton of walls.
  3. Now the first step of the core resembled a truncated pyramid, which was then faced with blocks of fine white limestone.

Calcium Oxide

  1. Calcium (Latin calx, meaning "limestone") was known as early as the first century when the Ancient Romans prepared lime as calcium oxide.

Carbon Dioxide

  1. Carbon dioxide is given off when acid is put on calcium carbonate such as in chalk, limestone and marble.


  1. Some examples of these rocks are limestone, chalk, coal, and lignite.
  2. Limestone, mica and gypsum are examples of such minerals.
  3. Other examples include stromatolites, and the flint nodules found in chalk (which is itself a biogenic sedimentary rock, a form of limestone).

Mineral Resources

  1. Other mineral resources of Benin include iron ore, phosphates, chromium, rutile, clay, marble, and limestone.
  2. The republic's other mineral resources include natural gas, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, limestone, pyrites, cobalt, and alumina.
  3. Mineral resources of the province include iron, coal, fluorite, limestone and tungsten.


  1. Initially these are by geology, being chalk (a soft limestone), limestone, dolomite (a calcium-magnesium carbonate) and marble.
  2. The geology in the tunnels consists of sandstone, shale, limestone, molasse, and volcanic rocks with UCS of 40 to 90 Mpa (6,000-13,000 psi).
  3. CARBONATE ROCK —(Geology) A rock consisting chiefly of carbonate minerals, such as limestone and dolomite.


  1. The area around Kielce was rich in minerals such as copper ore, lead ore, and iron, as well as limestone.
  2. Huaibei has vast quantities of mineral reserves including marble, iron, copper, gold, silver, nickel, cobalt, fire clay and limestone.
  3. Substantial deposits of phosphates, coal, iron, limestone, and gypsum also have been found in Niger.


  1. Dolostone began as limestone but was altered by removal of calcium and addition of magnesium after deposition.
  2. A mixture of carbonates of calcium and magnesium is frequently met with, and is known as dolomite or magnesian limestone.


  1. Limestone is usually made of precipitated calcite, shell fragments, and mud.


  1. Much of the surface of Florida is covered by sediment (loose mineral particles, such as quartz sand), or sedimentary rocks such as limestone and dolostone.

Limestone Deposits

  1. The fossils come from limestone deposits formed about 350 million years ago.


  1. This chert occurs as nodules inside limestone deposits and may be exposed on the surface by weathering.
  2. Although commonly associated with petroleum deposits it also occurs separately in sand, sandstone, and limestone deposits.
  3. Occurrence: Dolostone is usually found closely associated with limestone deposits.


  1. The temple is mostly in ruin except for the limestone walls which still contain brightly colored works.
  2. Along the causeway ran low, fine white limestone walls that were rounded at the top and slightly inclined on the outside.
  3. The core of this pyramid was a skeleton of limestone walls that radiate from the centre.


  1. This temple is named Ggantija because of the huge blocks of limestone (some as high as twenty feet) used to form the walls of the temple.
  2. Located on the east side of the pyramid, the oldest, inner section of the temple is built of limestone on a small stone platform.
  3. The temple was built of limestone, with its rear parts hewn in a cave-like structure within the rocks.


  1. It occurs also in asphalt rock, a natural mixture of asphalt with sand and limestone, which when crushed is used as road-building material.


  1. Due to their analogous nature, dolomite is often utilized in place of limestone in a variety of applications, especially as an aggregate in cement mixes.
  2. It is a fine powdery material feeder suitable for non-cohesive materials like coal powder, cement, chamotte, limestone, shale, gangue and clunch.
  3. Oil, coal, cement, and limestone are all part of the past biodiversity on which our economies depend.


  1. Novelda has important quarries and mines of marble, limestone, silica, clay and gypsum.


  1. Quartz is a common component of granite, sandstone, limestone, and many other igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock.
  2. A weak acid dissolves calcite from crushed limestone, leaving only dolomite, silicates, or quartz.
  3. Limestone - Rock composed of at least 50% calcium carbonate, containing impurities such as Quartz, Dolomite, clay, and iron oxides.


  1. Calcareous grassland is a form of grassland characteristic of soils containing a lot of calcium carbonate from underlying chalk or limestone rock.
  2. The islands above the waterline are composed primarily of limestone rock and sand derived from the reefs.
  3. Spear-shaped crystals of calcite called dogtooth spar frequently line small pockets in the limestone rock.


  1. For example, as noted earlier, marble comes from limestone, while gneiss usually (but not always) comes from granite.
  2. Found in granite, granite pegmatites, gneiss, mica schist, metamorphic limestone and dolomite.
  3. Occurs in granite, gneiss, mica schist, crystalline limestone, and igneous rocks.

Jpg Hand Sample

  1. Limestone.jpg Hand sample of the sedimentary rock limestone.
  2. Fossiliferous Limestone.jpg Hand sample of fossiliferous limestone, a sedimentary rock having a biochemical origin.

Flue Gases

  1. The mixing action of the fluidized bed results brings the flue gases into contact with a sulfur-absorbing chemical, such as limestone or dolomite.
  2. Alternatively, scrubbers may use limestone to combine with flue gases and entrap the sulfur.


  1. In most scrubbers, limestone (or another similar material called lime) is mixed with water and sprayed into the coal combustion gases (called "flue gases").
  2. Some varietals can also have a mineral flavor, because some salts are soluble in water (like limestone), and are absorbed by the wine.
  3. Limestone forms from the precipitation of calcium carbonate through water and is classified as a chemical sedimentary rock.


  1. Chemical weathering produces acid conditions that dissolves rock (example: sinkholes in limestone).
  2. Sinkholes often form where limestone or some other soluble rock is partially dissolved by groundwater, then collapses to form a depression.
  3. Sinkholes can form in areas of limestone bedrock when subsurface dissolution of rock leads to collapse of the earth surface.

Building Stone

  1. The term marble is loosely applied to any limestone or dolomite that takes a good polish and is otherwise suitable as a building stone or ornamental stone.


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