What is Oolite?

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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
1.2.2 Discoverer
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
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
2.4 Durability
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
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
4.3.6 Petroglyphs
4.3.7 Figurines
Not Yet Used
4.4 Fossils
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
6.1.2 Grain Size
Fine Grained
6.1.3 Fracture
6.1.4 Streak
6.1.5 Porosity
Less Porous
6.1.6 Luster
Pearly to Shiny
6.1.7 Compressive Strength
What Is Flint
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
What Is Obsidian
6.1.8 Cleavage
6.1.9 Toughness
6.1.10 Specific Gravity
Not Available
6.1.11 Transparency
6.1.12 Density
Not Available
6.2 Thermal Properties
6.2.1 Specific Heat Capacity
What Is Banded ..
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
What Is Granulite
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
7.2.2 South America
7.3 Deposits in Oceania Continent
7.3.1 Australia
Adelaide, New Zealand, Queensland, Tonga, Victoria, Yorke Peninsula

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What is Oolite? In this section, we will learn more about properties of Oolite i.e. physical and thermal properties. Physical properties of Oolite include Color, Streak, Hardness, Structure, Cleavage, Fracture, Luster, Specific Gravity etc. The strength of Oolite is Not Available. Streak of Oolite is white while its cleavage is non-existent. Luster of Oolite is pearly to shiny and its fracture is conchoidal. Oolite is opaque in nature. Know all about Oolite, What is Oolite, its composition, features, facts and reserves in next sections.

Know about Composition of Oolite

What is Oolite composed of? Get to know about composition of Oolite here. Oolite definition gives information about the Formation of Oolite and its composition.The composition of Oolite can be further divided into mineral and compound content. The mineral content of Oolite rock includes Calcite, Chert, Clay, Dolomite, Quartz, Sand, Silt and The compound content of Oolite rock includes Aluminium Oxide, Ca, NaCl, CaO, Iron(III) Oxide, FeO, MgO. Almost all rocks undergo transformation process. Know all about Oolite rock in next section.

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