STONE DATABASE

Limestone

Limestone is not a marble, but marble is a limestone. Limestones are made up of calcite from shells, coral and other debris. They are what we call sedimentary rocks—that is, they have been formed by the breakdown of other rocks, shells, etc.

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Name
Color
Detail
Beaumaniere BeaumaniereCream-beige with gold waved belts (spots) Detail

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Stone Name :Beaumaniere
Stone Type :Limestone
Origin :France (Bourgogne)
Color :Cream-beige with gold waved belts (spots)
Water Absorbtion :(2-6.5%)
Hardness :
Geologic Age :probably Jurassic
Petrographic Type :oolitic (?) limestone
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Caliza Capri Caliza CapriCream with beige points Detail

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Stone Name :Caliza Capri
Stone Type :Limestone
Origin :Spain
Color :Cream with beige points
Water Absorbtion :1-2.5%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic - Cretaceous
Petrographic Type :oolitic limestone
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Comblanchien ComblanchienBeige-cream with rare darker spots Detail

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Stone Name :Comblanchien
Stone Type :Limestone
Origin :France (Bourgogne)
Color :Beige-cream with rare darker spots
Water Absorbtion :-0.01
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic
Petrographic Type :oolitic limestone
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Crema Europa Crema EuropaCream with beige-grey points Detail

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Stone Name :Crema Europa
Stone Type :Limestone
Origin :Spain, Murcia
Color :Cream with beige-grey points
Water Absorbtion :(0.2-1%)
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic - Cretaceous
Petrographic Type :oolitic limestone
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Kota Stone Brown Kota Stone BrownBrown-beige Detail

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Stone Name :Kota Stone Brown
Stone Type :Limestone
Origin :Kota district, Rajasthan, India
Color :Brown-beige
Water Absorbtion :(0.2-0.3%)
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :oolitic limestone
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Indiana Limestone Indiana LimestoneCream (beige) up to light grey Detail

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Stone Name :Indiana Limestone
Stone Type :Limestone
Origin :USA (Indiana)
Color :Cream (beige) up to light grey
Water Absorbtion :4-7.5%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Carboni-ferous
Petrographic Type :oolitic and fossiliferous limestone
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Kota Stone Blue Kota Stone BlueGrey-bluish Detail

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Stone Name :Kota Stone Blue
Stone Type :Limestone
Origin :Kota district, Rajasthan, India
Color :Grey-bluish
Water Absorbtion :(0.2-0.3%)
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Proterozoic
Petrographic Type :oolitic limestone
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Mocha Creme Mocha CremeCream, beige Detail

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Stone Name :Mocha Creme
Stone Type :Limestone
Origin :Portugal
Color :Cream, beige
Water Absorbtion :2.5-3.5%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic
Petrographic Type :fossiliferous (oolitic) limestone
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Moleanos MoleanosCream, beige, greyish Detail

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Stone Name :Moleanos
Stone Type :Limestone
Origin :Portugal (Leiria)
Color :Cream, beige, greyish
Water Absorbtion :0.65-0.8%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic
Petrographic Type :fossiliferous - oolitic limestone
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Picture Wood Picture WoodYellow Detail

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Stone Name :Picture Wood
Stone Type :Limestone
Origin :Spain
Color :Yellow
Water Absorbtion :
Hardness :
Geologic Age :
Petrographic Type :
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Pietra Lessinia Pink Pietra Lessinia PinkRose - Beige cream Detail

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Stone Name :Pietra Lessinia Pink
Stone Type :Limestone
Origin :Italy (Veneto)
Color :Rose - Beige cream
Water Absorbtion :0.45-0.5%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic
Petrographic Type :nodular to micritic limestone
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Portland Stone Portland StoneCream (beige, grey) Detail

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Stone Name :Portland Stone
Stone Type :Limestone
Origin :United Kingdom - Isle of Portland, Dorset
Color :Cream (beige, grey)
Water Absorbtion :Tithonian stage of the Jurassic period
Hardness :
Geologic Age :4-7%
Petrographic Type :oolitic limestone (some with shells)
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Purbeck Stone Purbeck StoneBeige-cream (gold) to light grey (bluish) Detail

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Stone Name :Purbeck Stone
Stone Type :Limestone
Origin :United Kingdom
Color :Beige-cream (gold) to light grey (bluish)
Water Absorbtion :0.2-2.5%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Cretaceous
Petrographic Type :fossiliferous limestone mainly with shells
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Solnhofen SolnhofenBeige, (gold, cream) Detail

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Stone Name :Solnhofen
Stone Type :Limestone
Origin :Germany (Bavaria)
Color :Beige, (gold, cream)
Water Absorbtion :1.0-1.5%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :Jurassic
Petrographic Type :micritic limestone
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Texas Limestone Texas LimestoneCream, beige Detail

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Stone Name :Texas Limestone
Stone Type :Limestone
Origin :USA (Texas)
Color :Cream, beige
Water Absorbtion :4.5-8.5%
Hardness :
Geologic Age :mainly Cretaceous
Petrographic Type :oolitic to fossiliferous limestone
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