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General information about limestone
How are sedimentary rocks formed?
Uses of limestone
Where do we find limestone and how do we obtain
How is cement, concrete, mortar and glass made?
Advantages of disadvantages quarrying limestone…read more

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General information
about Limestone
Limestone is a type of sedimentary rock that is
mainly made up of a substance called carbonate
Calcium carbonate has the chemical formula
Limestone is calcium carbonate and like any
carbonate it reacts with acids. It produces
carbon dioxide gas.…read more

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How are sedimentary
rocks formed?
For thousands, even millions of years, little pieces of our
earth have been eroded--broken down and worn away
by wind and water. These little bits of our earth are
washed downstream where they settle to the bottom of
the rivers, lakes, and oceans. Layer after layer of eroded
earth is deposited on top of each. These layers are
pressed down more and more through time, until the
bottom layers slowly turn into rock.…read more

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Uses Of Limestone
Buildings and
To make glass
To make mortar
To make cement
To neutralise lakes
and seas
To make concrete…read more

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