cave pisolite

   See cave pearl.

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

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  • cave pearl —    1. Carbonate concretion, usually of calcite, that is spherical or irregular in shape, with an internal structure of concentric banding round a central grain. Pearls form in pools of saturated water disturbed by dripping water, so that they are …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • pisolite —    See cave pearl …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • oolite — oolitic /oh euh lit ik/, adj. /oh euh luyt /, n. Geol. a limestone composed of minute rounded concretions resembling fish roe, in some places altered to ironstone by replacement with iron oxide. Also called egg stone. [1775 85; ( < F oölithe) <… …   Universalium

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