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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

Resources and Citations

  • José Delgado Rodrigues, LNEC, Submitted information, 2009.
  • Wikipedia: Calcarenite (accessed March 2010)