Rock Products and Uses - Limestone.
Where is Limestone Found?
Limestone is a sedimentary rock
which is quarried.
Quarried means that it is dug up from the ground.
The process of quarrying produces dust and noise.
Limestone is mainly calcium carbonate.
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What are the Uses of Limestone?
Limestone is used to make
Lime - Quicklime - Slaked Lime
Cement - Concrete - Glass
Powdered limestone can be used in power station chimneys
to remove acidic gases
powdered limestone can be
added to soils or
to reduce acidity. Lakes and soils can become acidic
because of acid rain. Powdered limestone
is cheaper than slaked lime but acts more slowly.
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