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limestone quarries near Ein Yabrud in the Judean Mountains have produced the only fossils for the extinct snakes and Pachyrhachis ?
Haasiophis every year the
Portway trunk road in Bristol is closed to traffic to allow inspection of the limestone cliffs of the Avon Gorge and to allow remedial work on loose rocks to be carried out?
Spanish-introduced limestone house of the was designed to withstand typhoons?
Ivatans the district
in Nadderud Norway, now known for the multi-purpose stadium Nadderud stadion, once delivered limestone to Akershus Fortress in 1629 and the Royal Palace, Oslo, in 1827?
underwater visibility can reach 80 metres (260 ft) in the
limestone sinkholes of Australia's ?
Ewens Ponds authentic
cheese must be matured in traditional Picón Bejes-Tresviso limestone caves until covered in , the bacterium responsible for human Brevibacterium linens foot odour?
in Yana Karnataka, India, offers treks to two rock outcrops of black crystalline limestone (pictured) that house a cave temple where a " self-manifest" Shiva Linga is venerated?
Eldon Hill (quarry pictured) in the Peak District, England lost much of its area through limestone quarrying between 1950 and 1999?
, the first village planned in the St. Mary's Township of Bexley, was never built because the site lay above a bed of limestone?
, St John the Baptist's Church, Papworth St Agnes Cambridgeshire, is constructed in alternating blocks of limestone and fieldstones, forming a chequerboard pattern?
, University Hall Northwestern University's oldest building, is composed of Joliet limestone - the same kind used to build the Chicago Water Tower?
is a 461 Fifth Avenue post-modern skyscraper noted for its use of a pre-cast concrete finish to mimic the appearance of limestone?
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Question 1: ________ is a banded, compact variety of limestone formed along streams, particularly where there are waterfalls and around hot or cold springs.
Question 2: Because of impurities, such as ________, sand, organic remains, iron oxide and other materials, many limestones exhibit different colors, especially on weathered surfaces.
Question 3: What type is thing is Limestone?
Question 4: It is most common in the tropics, and it is known throughout the ________ (see Taylor and Wilson, 2003).
Question 6: Thin-section view of a Middle ________ limestone in southern Utah.
Question 7: Like most other sedimentary rocks, limestones are composed of grains, however, around 80-90% of limestone grains are skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as ________ or foraminifera.
Question 9: Many famous buildings in London are built from ________.
Question 10: Limestone and (to a lesser extent) marble are reactive to acid solutions, making ________ a significant problem to the preservation of artifacts made from this stone.