Definitions

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  • n. A form of limestone (or dolomite) composed of sand grains derived from the erosion of older rocks

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In petrography, a term proposed by A. W. Grabau (1903) for a limestone or dolomite composed of coral- or shell-sand, or of lime-sand derived from the erosion of older limestones. In structure it resembles psammites or silicious sandstones, being generally known by the term sandstone.

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Examples

  • Lord Howe Island has sedimentary deposits of Pleistocene and Holocene (Recent) age, including cross-bedded calcarenite with intercalated soil horizons, lagoonal deposits, a single sand dune, and alluvium.

    Lord Howe Island Group, Australia

  • Sedimentary aeolian calcarenite or dune limestone characterize the lowland parts of the main island.

    Lord Howe Island Group, Australia

  • The limestone that constitutes the mountains is extremely pure, consisting of white or grey calicutite and calcarenite that is massively bedded and jointed.

    Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia

  • This one-mile slog was nothing new; he had dragged the sled laden with calcarenite stone up the hill time and time again.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Liberated from the need to supply Port Jackson with lime, at least for the present, the deposits of calcarenite stone were worked for foundations and chimneys.

    Morgan’s Run

  • The granary and the barn were gradually having their wooden foundations replaced by the lime-producing stone it was not limestone, but calcarenite King had discovered around the cemetery, the stockyard attached to the barn was roomy, and the dam was an inspiration.

    Morgan’s Run

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