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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In the western SFTB such as Quetta, Ziarat and Marri-Bugti areas, the formation dominantly comprises of limestone, whereas in some parts of the eastern SFTB, such as Rakhi Nala and Zindapir, it is dominantly composed of clastic rocks such as shale, siltstone, and subordinate sandstone and pelagic limestone (Warraich et al., 2000; Kassi et al., 2009; Afzal et al., 2009; Hanif et al., 2014).
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.