Limestone (Fossiliferous)

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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. 

      AMNH collection

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Minerals and Resources

      Keywords: Mineralogy, Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry), Limestone

      Audience: General