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Description

The geological formation of carboniferous limestone rock is illustrated. Fossil formation is mentioned but not shown. An animation shows the build up of layers of calcite (from marine organisms) combined with silt and sand which together form a grey, hard rock called limestone.
Intermediate/Higher Geography
This clip is from:
Intermediate/Higher Geography, Landscapes and Land Formations
First broadcast:
17 February 2001

Classroom Ideas

Useful to provide a more detailed explanation of the geological formation of limestone.