Fossiliferous Limestone Sedimentary Rock - 2 Pieces Mineral Specimen

Fossiliferous Limestone Sedimentary Rock - 2 Pieces Mineral Specimen

Overview

Two pieces of limestone, a rock made up of calcite, aragonite, and microfossils.

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Fossiliferous Limestone Sedimentary Rock - 2 Pieces Mineral Specimen

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Overview

Two pieces of limestone, a rock made up of calcite, aragonite, and microfossils.

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Product Details

Fossiliferous Limestone, 2 Pieces

Each Rock Measures Approx. 1-2 Inches in Length
by American Educational Products

A sedimentary rock that is largely composed of the minerals calcite and aragonite, it also contains the skeletal fragments of marine organisms. Often, it holds varying quantities of silica, clay, silt and sand, in addition to the other components. Over time some of the microfossils contained within fossiliferous limestone, such as diatom shells, may eventually convert to opal or chert.

Limestone in general has found common usage in architecture, particularly in Europe and North America, with many world landmarks also being constructed of the stone. Other uses for limestone include being crushed and used as the solid base for asphalt concrete roads, as an additive white pigment and cheap filler for plastics, tiles, paint, and others. It is also found in numerous medicines and cosmetics used in our daily lives. Each rock measures approx. 1-2 inches in length. 

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SKU

AMEP512001B

Weight

0.2 lb

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