limestone

   Sedimentary rock containing at least 50% calcium carbonate by weight. The purer limestones consist almost entirely of calcite; less pure rocks may be referred to as, for example, muddy limestone. Some limestones are porous with diffuse permeability; these rarely become truly cavernous, though some fissure flow may occur. Where groundwater flow in less porous rocks is restricted to bedding related fissures and secondary fractures it can, even when moving very slowly, corrode the almost entirely soluble rock and lead to true cave development [9].

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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  • Limestone — (engl. für Kalkstein) ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Limestone (Illinois) Limestone (Maine) und die Limestone Loring Air Force Base (IATA Code LIZ) Limestone (New York) Limestone (Kentucky) früherer Name von Maysville… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Limestone — Limestone, NY U.S. village in New York Population (2000): 411 Housing Units (2000): 188 Land area (2000): 1.628996 sq. miles (4.219080 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.013843 sq. miles (0.035852 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.642839 sq. miles (4.254932 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Limestone B&B — (Marmora,Канада) Категория отеля: Адрес: 47 Forsyth Street, K0K 2M0 Marmora, Канада …   Каталог отелей

  • Limestone — Lime stone (l[imac]m st[=o]n ), n. A rock consisting chiefly of calcium carbonate or carbonate of lime. It sometimes contains also magnesium carbonate, and is then called magnesian or dolomitic limestone. Crystalline limestone is called marble.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Limestone, ME — U.S. Census Designated Place in Maine Population (2000): 1453 Housing Units (2000): 495 Land area (2000): 2.608670 sq. miles (6.756425 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.608670 sq. miles (6.756425 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Limestone, NY — U.S. village in New York Population (2000): 411 Housing Units (2000): 188 Land area (2000): 1.628996 sq. miles (4.219080 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.013843 sq. miles (0.035852 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.642839 sq. miles (4.254932 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Limestone, OK — U.S. Census Designated Place in Oklahoma Population (2000): 745 Housing Units (2000): 258 Land area (2000): 3.154987 sq. miles (8.171378 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.154987 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Limestone — (spr. Leimstohn, d.i. Kalkstein), 1) Grafschaft im Staate Alabama (Nordamerika), 22 QM.; Flüsse: Tennessee u. Elk Rivers; hügelig (Kalkgebirge, daher der Name); Producte: Mais, Weizen, Hafer; Dampfschifffahrt auf dem Tennessee River; 1850: 16,483 …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Limestone — (engl., spr. laimstōn), soviel wie Kalkstein …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Limestone — (engl., spr. leimstohn), Kalkstein (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • limestone — (n.) late 14c., from LIME (Cf. lime) (n.1) + STONE (Cf. stone) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

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