The limestones - development and classification

  • Jacques Geyssant


Calcium carbonate is the main component of chalk, limestone and marble. These rocks have a specific behaviour with respect to erosion. In contrast to magmatic rocks, they are subject to very little alteration, but readily soluble in water containing carbon dioxide.


Calcium Carbonate Carbonate Sediment Calcite Crystal Precipitate Calcium Carbonate Reef Limestone 
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