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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.)
Resources and Citations
- osé Delgado Rodrigues, LNEC, Submitted information, 2009.
- Wikipedia: Carbonate Rock (accessed March 2010)