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Limestone Scenery 2
The Peak District has a large limestone area.

Limestone Scenery 2

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Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed largely of the minerals calcite and/or aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate (CaCO3).

Test your knowledge with this second quiz on Limestone Scenery.

1.
Limestone areas often have which economic activity?
Coal mining
Fishing
Forestry
Quarrying
The rock has many uses e.g. building, in steelworks
2.
Lines of horizontal weakness between layers of limestone are called what?
Bedding planes
Carboniferous fissures
Rupture lines
Settling levels
3.
What are upright blocks in a limestone sidewalk called?
Brads
Clints
Grints
Tors
4.
Which of these National Parks has the most extensive limestone area?
Dartmoor
Lake District
Peak District
Snowdonia
The Peak District is in Derbyshire
5.
On a diagram, limestone has what type of shading?
Brick wall
Circles
Cross hatching
Diagonal stripes
Because the rock is full of cracks like some brick walls
6.
Why does a gorge floor contain lots of boulders?
From the collapse of a cavern roof
They were carried there by glaciers
They were deposited by streams
They were thrown by vandals
A gorge is formed when the roof of a cavern falls in
7.
Redeposited limestone rising from a cave floor has what name?
Dolomite
Kryptonite
Stalactite
Stalagmite
8.
Which streams only appear on limestone after heavy rain?
Intermittent
Latent
Misfit
Sub-continuous
9.
Rainwater attacks limestone by which process?
Abrasion
Chemical weathering
Exfoliation
Physical weathering
Limestone dissolves in rainwater
10.
Gordale Scar in Yorkshire is an example of what?
A gorge
A limestone sidewalk
A stalactite
A swallow hole
It's approximately 15-16 million years old!
Author:  Jan Crompton

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