is a variety of limestone, composed of shells or shell fragments, more or less cemented to form a rock.
limestone composed predominantly of clastic sand-size grains of calcite, or rarely aragonite, usually as fragments of shells or other skeletal structures. Some calcarenite contain oolites (small, spherical grains of calcium carbonate that resemble roe) and may be termed oolite limestone. Calcareous sandstone, in which the calcium carbonate is present chiefly as bonding material, are not included in this category. [Go to source
An indurated (qv) sand composed mainly of detrital (qv) calcium carbonate fragments. A sand sized limestone.
Describes a limestone composed of more or less worn fragments of shells or pieces of older limestone. The particles are generally sand-sized.
Mechanically deposited carbonate rocks consisting of sand size carbonate grains (1/16 to 2 mm diameter)
a sandstone composed of cemented, sandsize grains of calcium carbonate.
A limestone consisting mainly of detrital calcite particles of sand size