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.
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com Comment: Calcarenite (accessed March 2010)