Focus on Sedimentary Environments

A Pliocene carbonate beach

Roman Quarry near Cala Pi, Mallorca, Spain

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A closer view of the quarry face. Move the cursor over the image to see the labels


There is a distinct textural difference between the parts of the image marked A and B.

Examine the images carefully to determine what this difference is. Click the button below for a hint, if you need one.

Now you should be able to identify the textural features present.

We shall explore the origin of these features in the next image.

This rock has been exploited extensively as a building stone. What properties make it suitable for this purpose?

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