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)