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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.
For the full list of links to limestone on this site, click here.

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 lakes
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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