biosparite

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biosparite A limestone consisting of bioclasts together with a sparry calcite cement (sparite). It is the product of an accumulation of clean-washed, mud-free, shell debris, with diagenetic cement growth (see DIAGENESIS) in pore spaces. See FOLK LIMESTONE CLASSIFICATION.

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