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List of types of limestone

This is a list of types of limestone arranged according to location. It includes both formal stratigraphic unit names and less formal designations.

Africa

Egypt

Asia

India

Europe

Portland Stone quarry on the Isle of Portland, Dorset.
Transgression of the Paleogene sediments over the Wetterstein Limestone of the Silicic Superunit, Western Carpathians, Slovakia.
Gibraltar limestone: North face of Rock of Gibraltar, Spain.

Austria

Belgium

Croatia

France

Germany

Ireland

  • Kilkenny marble (not a "true marble"; fossiliferous Carboniferous limestone)

Italy

Spain

United Kingdom

England:

Scotland:

Wales:

Mideast

Meleke in the Gerofit Formation (Turonian) near Makhtesh Ramon, southern Israel.

Palestine/Israel

North America

Quarried block of pink Tennessee "marble"
Blue Rock, a Tonoloway Limestone "fin", in West Virginia, USA.

United States

Canada

Oceania

Australia

New Zealand

Generic limestone categories

Coquina from Florida.

This section is a list of generic types of limestone

See also

External Links

  • Pivko, D. (2003) Natural stones in Earth’s history. Acta Geologica Universitatis Comenianae. vol. 58, pp. 73-86.
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