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Limestone (17)

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General Lithology:Limestone
Description:A sedimentary rock formed from calcium carbonate deposited on a shallow, tropical sea-floor. Calcium carbonate is formed as a result of the living processes of plants and animals.
Representing:Paleozoic sedimentary rock of Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, deposited in the Mississippian Period, about 340 million
Where:WCSB south
Latitude:53.52839
Longitude:-113.524181
Original location:Exshaw Quarry, Alberta
Estimated mass (tonnes):8
Donor:Courtesy of Graymont Ltd.

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