A rock made up primarily of carbonate minerals (minerals containing the CO3 anionic structure). Limestone (made up primarily of calicite - CaCO3) and dolostone (made up primarily of dolomite – CaMg (CO3)2 are the most common examples.
A rock composed mostly of carbonate minerals. Examples: limestone, dolomite.
Rock. A rock composed of limestone or dolomite.
A sedimentary rock composed mainly of carbonate minerals. Example: limestone, dolomite.
type of rock consisting mainly of carbonates.
A sedimentary rock primarily composed of calcium carbonate (limestone) or calcium magnesium carbonate (dolomite).
Collective term including limestone and dolomite.
Carbonate rocks are a class of sedimentary rocks composed primarily of carbonate minerals. The two major types are limestone and dolomite, composed of calcite (CaCO3) and the mineral dolomite (CaMg(CO3)2) respectively. Chalk and tufa are also minor sedimentary carbonates.