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A limestone composed of an agglomeration of calcareous shell fragments and quartz sand bound with a lime cement. Calcarenite is formed by the percolation of water through a mixture of shell fragments and sand. An example of a calcarenite formation is Pietra di Bismantova in central Italy.

Synonyms and Related Terms

calcarenito (Port.); dune rock; dune limestone

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Submitted information Comment: José Delgado Rodrigues, LNEC, 2009.

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