Argillaceous limestone

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A limestone that contains a significant amount of clay. Argillaceous limestone is used in cement manufacturing.

Synonyms and Related Terms

pelitic; cement rock; marne (Fr.); caliza arcillosa (Esp.); calcário argiloso (Port.); Tonhaltiger Kalkstein; Mergel (Deut.); pelitische kalksteen (Ned.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998