We are often asked about the geology of limestone. Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed of calcium carbonate, plus calcium and/or magnesium. It is formed when layers of minerals (particularly calcite), fine sediment, and the skeletons and shells of marine organisms undergo lithification. In geology, consolidation is a synonym for lithification, which is the process in which sediments compact under pressure and gradually become solid rock.
Monarch Stone International can supply beautiful limestone for architectural and flooring specifications, from quarries in North America and worldwide. For more information on the selection of limestone for your project, please visit our Architectural Stone page.