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This sample of limestone is composed of carbonate minerals, and formed in a shallow ocean. On the surface of the rock are million-year-old fossils of Vivapara contectoides. Limestone is an important reservoir for carbon.
Topic: Earth Science
Subtopic: Minerals and Resources
Keywords: Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry), Limestone, Mineralogy