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1 Definition
1.1 Definition
Oolite is a sedimentary rock formed from ooids, spherical grains which are composed of concentric layers of calcite
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Unknown
1.2.2 Discoverer
Unknown
1.3 Etymology
From oo- + -lite, after German Oolit. A rock consisting of fine grains of carbonate of lime
1.4 Class
Sedimentary Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Medium Hardness Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Volcanic
1.6 Other Categories
Fine Grained Rock, Opaque Rock
2 Texture
2.1 Texture
Clastic or Non-Clastic
2.2 Color
Black, Blue, Brown, Cream, Green, Grey, Pink, Red, Silver, White, Yellow
2.3 Maintenance
Less
2.4 Durability
Durable
2.4.1 Water Resistant
59% Sedimentary Rocks Rocks have it !
2.4.2 Scratch Resistant
62% Sedimentary Rocks Rocks have it !
2.4.3 Stain Resistant
43% Sedimentary Rocks Rocks have it !
2.4.4 Wind Resistant
38% Sedimentary Rocks Rocks have it !
2.4.5 Acid Resistant
22% Sedimentary Rocks Rocks have it !
2.5 Appearance
Rounded and Rough
3 Uses
3.1 Architecture
3.1.1 Interior Uses
Decorative Aggregates, Flooring, Interior Decoration
3.1.2 Exterior Uses
As Building Stone, As Facing Stone, Garden Decoration, Paving Stone
3.1.3 Other Architectural Uses
Not Yet Used
3.2 Industry
3.2.1 Construction Industry
Cement Manufacture, Cobblestones, Landscaping
3.2.2 Medical Industry
Not Yet Used
3.3 Antiquity Uses
Artifacts
3.4 Other Uses
3.4.1 Commercial Uses
Creating Artwork, Jewelry, Used in aquariums
4 Types
4.1 Types
Not Available
4.2 Features
Available in lots of colors, Generally rough to touch, Very fine grained rock
4.3 Archaeological Significance
4.3.1 Monuments
Not Yet Used
4.3.2 Famous Monuments
Not Applicable
4.3.3 Sculpture
Not Yet Used
4.3.4 Famous Sculptures
Not Applicable
4.3.5 Pictographs
Used
4.3.6 Petroglyphs
Used
4.3.7 Figurines
Not Yet Used
4.4 Fossils
Present
5 Formation
5.1 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.
5.2 Composition
5.2.1 Mineral Content
Calcite, Chert, Clay, Dolomite, Quartz, Sand, Silt
5.2.2 Compound Content
Aluminium Oxide, Ca, NaCl, CaO, Iron(III) Oxide, FeO, MgO
5.3 Transformation
5.3.1 Metamorphism
19% Sedimentary Rocks Rocks have it !
5.3.2 Types of Metamorphism
Not Applicable
5.3.3 Weathering
78% Sedimentary Rocks Rocks have it !
5.3.4 Types of Weathering
Biological Weathering, Chemical Weathering, Mechanical Weathering
5.3.5 Erosion
86% Sedimentary Rocks Rocks have it !
5.3.6 Types of Erosion
Chemical Erosion, Coastal Erosion
6 Properties
6.1 Physical Properties
6.1.1 Hardness
3-4
6.1.2 Grain Size
Fine Grained
6.1.3 Fracture
Conchoidal
6.1.4 Streak
White
6.1.5 Porosity
Less Porous
6.1.6 Luster
Pearly to Shiny
6.1.7 Compressive Strength
Flint
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Obsidian
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6.1.8 Cleavage
Non-Existent
6.1.9 Toughness
1
6.1.10 Specific Gravity
Not Available
6.1.11 Transparency
Opaque
6.1.12 Density
Not Available
6.2 Thermal Properties
6.2.1 Specific Heat Capacity
Banded iron for..
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Granulite
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6.2.2 Resistance
Heat Resistant, Wear Resistant
7 Reserves
7.1 Deposits in Eastern Continents
7.1.1 Asia
Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
7.1.2 Africa
Cameroon, Chad, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia, Zimbabwe
7.1.3 Europe
United Kingdom
7.1.4 Others
Not Yet Found
7.2 Deposits in Western Continents
7.2.1 North America
USA
7.2.2 South America
Colombia
7.3 Deposits in Oceania Continent
7.3.1 Australia
Adelaide, New Zealand, Queensland, Tonga, Victoria, Yorke Peninsula

Information about Oolite

Rocks are naturally occurring solids which are composed of minerals & have been used by humans since ages. From Stone Age, rocks are used for various purposes. Also, the metals and minerals found in rock play an important role in our life. Get to know all the Oolite Uses. We have provided you with all information about Oolite rock here. Oolite is a sedimentary rock formed from ooids, spherical grains which are composed of concentric layers of calcite. Oolite is available in black, blue, brown, cream, green, grey, pink, red, silver, white, yellow colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Oolite is white. Get to know more about Oolite rock and characteristics of Oolite rock in the next sections.