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algal limestone[′al·gəl ′līm‚stōn]
A type of limestone either formed from the remains of calcium-secreting algae or formed when algae bind together the fragments of other lime-secreting organisms.
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The significant larger foraminiferal-calcareous algal limestone
of the Fila de Cal sequence records a climax episode of shallow-marine carbonate sedimentation.
In the lower part matrix-rich algal limestone
with chert nodules was deposited in moderate to low energy shallow subtidal setting and the overlying algal laminated micritic dolomite was deposited probably in an intertidal environment.
One sample example is a thin slice of an algal limestone
from the Strimbes Formation in Greece, courtesy of Antony Burnham, a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Earth Sciences at the Univ.