Sandstone/limestone flaake graphite
Virtual Museum ID: 19-NCM17
Limestone is a carbonate sedimentary rock. It is composed of skeletal fragments of organisms found in marine areas such as corals and molluscs. It consists primarily of calcite, which reacts to hydrochloric acid. Limestone can be found in warm and shallow marine waters. There are varieties of limestone such as chalk, coquina, tufa and more.
Sandstone is a sedimentary rock that is composed of sand sized particles of rocks, minerals, and organic material. Sand-size particles range in size from 1/16 millimeter to 2 millimeters. It has a cementing material that binds the sand particles together and can contain a matrix made of silt or clay. It is one of the more common sedimentary rocks. These rocks can be found in sedimentary basins. Sandstone is used as a construction material or a material used in manufacturing. It is also an aquifer for groundwater.
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Original Collection:Chamber of Mines of Eastern BC (NCM)
Virtual Museum ID:19-NCM17
Date Added to VM:2019-06-11
Specific Site:Eagle Graphite
Datum:11 (NAD 83)
Primary Features:Sandstone/limestone flaake graphite
Primary Mineral Formula:CaCO3 · C
Primary Category:native element
Advanced Geological Information
The following section provides geological data relating to the specimen or the site it was collected from, when available. Information has been obtained from various sources including private and government datasets but may not be up to date. Any geological time periods or ages listed often relate to the primary geology of the area, and may not be the actual date of an event such as mineral formation.
Geological Formation:Valhalla Complex
Geological Terrane:Undivided Metamorphic Assembl.