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Oolites, Pisolites and Laterites Formation and Composition

Oolites, Pisolites and Laterites Formation and Composition

Oolites Composition: Oolite is a sedimentary rock made up of ooids (ooliths) that are cemented together. Most oolites are limestones — ooids are made of calcium carbonate (minerals aragonite or calcite). Description: Ooids are spheroidal grains with a nucleus and mineral cortex accreted around it which increases in sphericity with distance from the nucleus. …

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