Which metamorphic rock is formed from limestone?
Marble is the metamorphic rock formed from limestone. =)
Starts at about 7 to 10 miles underground, and is made from heat, pressure, and chemical action.ØMetamorphic rock have been changed over time by extreme pressure and heat. ØMarble is a metamorphic rock that is formed from the Sedimentary rock limestone. ØQuartzite is a metamorphic rock that is formed from limestone. ØThe word 'metamorphic' means change
If the sedimentary rock limestone is subjected to metamorphism what metamorphic rock will likely form?
Metamorphic rock has been subjected to heat and pressure which causes changes in its physical and/or chemical properties. Sedimentary rock is largely unchanged from the state in which it was laid down originally. For example, limestone is a sedimentary rock while marble is a metamorphic rock formed from limestone that has been subjected to heat and pressure to change its crystal structure.
Marble is formed from limestone being buried, heated and subjected to pressure, causing minerals to recrystallise into different atomic structures, forming different minerals to the original limestone. In laymans terms this is the process that occurs to form all metamorphic rocks. The type of metamorphic rock formed is dependant on the chemical and mineral composition of the source rock, and the amount of heat and pressure the source rock is subjected to.
An organic metamorphic rock, also known as biogenic, is composed of materials from the activities of living organisms. Coal, which is formed from undecayed compacted plant matter from ancient swamps, and Limestone, which is formed from deposits of shells or skeletal fragments that collect at the bottom of the ocean are examples of organic metamorphic rock.