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Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed mostly of the mineral calcite and comprising about 15% of the Earth's sedimentary crust. It is a basic building block of the construction industry (dimension stone) and a chief material from which aggregate, cement, lime and building stone are made. 71% of all crushed stone
The chemical and physical composition of limestone. Calcite is a form of calcium carbonate with the chemical formula CaCO other words, calcite is composed of a basic structure of one atom of calcium, one atom of carbon and three atoms of oxygen.
LIMESTONE MINING Calcite and dolomite, when heated and in some cases slurried or combined with salt, are used in making many everyday products such as paper, glass, paint and varnish, soap and detergents, textiles, refractories, baking powder, and pharmaceuticals, including milk of magnesia and bicarbonate of soda.
CALCITE QUARRY The Calcite limestone/dolomite quarry, near Rogers City, is the largest limestone quarry in the world. The images below will attempt to give you an idea of the size of the open pit mine that exists there, but obviously do not do it justice.