- See cave pearl.
A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. Courtesy of the author & The Karst Waters Institute. 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