calcareous sandstone

SRI Petrography ID: 72

calcareous sandstone

Kieslinger Dekorgestein und Baugesteinsammlung
GBA-ID.-No.: 2633, drawer-No: 193

Names

[de] Kalksandstein
[en] calcareous sandstone

Description

Calcareous sandstone is a sedimentary rock formed by the cementation of grains of sand (0.063 to 2 mm in diameter) made with calcium carbonate

Color

various colours, usually grey, brown, yellow, red, green or white

Grain Size

fine grained (grains 0.063 to 2 mm in diameter)

Texture

massive, banked, bedded, cross bedded

Minerals

quartz grains, carbonates

Occurences

various sites

Comments

Cement or matrix composed of CaCO3, with grains of limestone is the rock called calcarenite; there are all transitions to the group of limestones

Classification

Class

SEDIMENTARY ROCKS

Broader Terms

carbonate sedimentary rocks

Narrower Terms

Austria-cacareous sandstone