Calcium Carbonate Corner

Calcium Carbonate Corner

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Additional Information Image Type(s): Rock Climbing, Bouldering, Hiking, Flora, Informational, Scenery, Water, Canyoneering

This is a place where people can comment on the characteristics of what they view to be LIMESTONE.

Beasley Flat, AZ

What s The White Stuff?

Ghostly Row of Teepees

Light Up My Tuff !

Mount Gog

Don t Let Your Dentist Make Life TUFF for you!

The Dolina Chocholowska pinnacles

Emerging Spring By The River <font color=green>Green</font> ?

TowerTower of Prokletije by Marija

Calcite and limestoneCalcite & Limestone by rayray

The Gesle Rock...The Gesle Rock by Romek

Day s EndDay's End at Mono Lake by njn8734

<i>E Y E S of the Lizard</i>Limestone Lizard's Head by lcarreau

...From weathered outcrop
To hill-top temple, from appearing waters to
Conspicuous fountains, from a wild to a formal vineyard,
Are ingenious but short steps that a child's wish
To receive more attention than his brother, whether
By pleasing or teasing, can easily take...

What I hear is the murmur of underground streams,
What I see is a limestone landscape

W. H. Auden (1948)

A RECENT study of calcium carbonate, or CaCO3, provides important lessons
about the history of the Earth, since chalk, limestone and marble trace
their ROOTS to shallow water.

Thus, observation that large amounts of chalk deposits of the same age are
found on many continents led to the discovery that there existed a period
in which there was shallow water world-wide where shelled organisms
thrived. Some offer this as proof of the Biblical flood.

Nature returns the favor as calcium carbonate solutions from current
deposits provide living organisms today with the material they need to grow
their protective shells & skeletons. Eggshells, for example, are
composed of approximately 95% calcium carbonate.

Examples Etched in Limestone:

I love the way limestone catches light, even on days when light is limited. The calcium in (sedimentary) limestone makes it water-soluble and easily eroded, yet limestone builds up over eons, one stratum at a time, out of organic matter.


Thank you!
<i>Hanging Maidenhair</i>Maidenhair Hanging from Limestone

<i>Montezuma s Castle</i>


Altered Limestone in AZ?

Where does the <font color=blue>water </font>go?

North Summit


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rayray - Dec 10, 2008 10:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Nicely done, Larry.....

not your run-of-the-mill album....unique and a good idea!


lcarreau - Dec 10, 2008 11:01 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nicely done, Larry.....

Thanks for stopping by, Ray! I know folks are quite busy with
family and friends this time of the year. Best wishes to you!!!


Nanuls - Dec 17, 2008 5:55 am - Voted 10/10

Lovely Limestone

Nice idea Larry, limestone's one of my favorite rocks to climb on. I think i have a photo or two to attach too.


lcarreau - Dec 17, 2008 1:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Lovely Limestone

Cheers to you, Dan! Nadolig llawen...

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