Ktypeite

Ktypeite

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Caption: Pisolites are round spherules, concretions formed in water by the accretion of concentric layers. Rocks made up of pisolites ate termed pisolitic, and can be composed of various different materials. Ktypeite, as shown in this specimen from Carlsbad, Bohemia, is a rock made up of calcite (calcium carbonate) pisolites.

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Keywords: accretion, accretionary, arem collection, bohemia, calcite, calcium carbonate, carlsbad, concentric layers, geologic features, geological, geology, ktypeite, mineralogy, pisolites, pisolitic, rock, rock features, rocks, specimen, spherule, spherulitic

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