Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Leopard Limestone

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1386

Leopard limestone is a limestone with yellow or reddish brown irregular stripes, and it gets its name from this leopard skin-like pattern. It forms due to dolomitization during its formation. This rock is common in the Cambrian and Ordovician strata in China. Leopard limestone usually has a high dolomite content, and the matrix materials are mainly microcrystalline or cryptocrystalline calcite.

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