oolitic limestone


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oolitic limestone

[‚ō·ə′lid·ik ′līm‚stōn]
(petrology)
An even-textured limestone made up almost entirely of calcareous ooliths with essentially no matrix.

oolitic limestone

A type of limestone characterized by minute spherical calcareous particles.
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Oolitic limestone found in Baffin Bay, South Texas, attracts the trophy-trout crowd, who wade and relentlessly hunt the next Texas state record trout, since the last two came from here.
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The stones are Oolitic limestone and easy to damage,' said Dr Vanessa Winchester, a leading lichen expert from Oxford University.
5 million barrels of oil from the oolitic limestone shoal facies of the McClosky Limestone at 970 feet.
The two reservoirs are Neogene (Miocene) oolitic limestone.
The upper layer of the hill is composed of oolitic limestone which is more akin to the Cotswolds.
for the development and exploitation of an oolitic limestone deposit in Idaho.
The terrain is fashioned by the geology of the hill; the upper layer is composed of oolitic limestone more akin to the Cotswolds to the south and I am always amazed that good crops can be grown on such a rocky soil.
Below Burgan, the Ratawi limestone and the Minagish oolitic limestones act as major reservoirs.
His fieldwork, beginning over 60 years ago in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway, and Greenland, recognized obvious glacial marine deposits bounded above and below by oolitic limestones that suggested tropical deposition.
Below the Burgan, the Ratawi limestone and the Minagish oolitic limestones also act as significant reservoirs.