pelagic limestone

pelagic limestone

[pə′laj·ik ′līm‚stōn]
(geology)
A fine-textured limestone formed in relatively deep water by the concentration of calcareous tests of pelagic Foraminifera.
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During the 1970s, magnetostratigraphic studies from pelagic limestone sections of land and deep sea sediments drilled during DSDP confirmed most of the magnetic polarity intervals (or chrons) determined from profiles of marine magnetic anomalies.