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A limestone defined by the Folk classification as comprising allochems with either a sparry calcite cement (sparite), or a microcrystalline calcite (micrite) matrix. Limestones lacking allochems are defined by Folk's classification of limestones as orthochemical limestones or autochthonous reef rocks.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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