pisolith


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pisolith

[′pī·zə‚lith]
(geology)
Small, more or less spherical particles found in limestones and dolomites, having a diameter of 2-10 millimeters and often formed of calcium carbonate.
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2007) regarding the formation of pisoliths, which cannot be treated here.
In overlying deposits, the carbonate occurs as indurated laminar and rubbly horizons as well as pisoliths and laminar coatings on clasts.
Iron (Fe) nodules and pisoliths are a common feature of many soils and weathering profiles in the tropics, subtropics, regions of Mediterranean climate and even temperate regions (Amouric et al.