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.
With reference to arch formations (letters, July 1999) this is not an uncommon feature in sedimentary rocks, such as limestone, oolitic limestone and chalk, a coccolithic limestone.
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.
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.