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Formation of Oolite

Formation of Oolite

Formation
Oolites form when layers of calcite are deposited around a sand grain or fossil piece and are rolled around in calm water, which makes them round.

Composition

Mineral Content
Calcite, Chert, Clay, Dolomite, Quartz, Sand, Silt
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Compound Content
Aluminium Oxide, Ca, NaCl, CaO, Iron(III) Oxide, FeO, MgO
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Transformation

Metamorphism

Types of Metamorphism
Not Applicable

Weathering

Types of Weathering
Biological Weathering, Chemical Weathering, Mechanical Weathering

Erosion

Types of Erosion
Chemical Erosion, Coastal Erosion

Oolite Formation

Oolite formation took place millions of years ago. There are a variety of Oolite Uses and the Oolite Reserves are found in many countries around the world. The rocks in the earth’s crust continuously undergo changes in their composition which leads to formation of other rocks. Each rock has a unique formation process. Formation of Oolite is explained below:

  • Oolites form when layers of calcite are deposited around a sand grain or fossil piece and are rolled around in calm water, which makes them round.

Along with Oolite Formation, also learn about Oolite composition and transformation in the next section.