Carbonate rock

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Description

A class of rock consisting chiefly of carbonate minerals. Examples include limestone, dolomite, and carbonatite. Most carbonate rocks are sedimentary.

Synonyms and Related Terms

roche carbonatée (Fr.); rocha carbonatada (Port.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

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

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