Magnesian limestone


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
(Min.) See Dolomite.

See also: Magnesian

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The crater had been created by nearly 200 years of quarrying magnesian limestone from a site which is now adjacent to the busy Broadway main road from Tynemouth to Whitley Bay.
The three-year project, which is a partnership of organisations including Hartlepool Council, aims to help promote and preserve the unique character of the Durham magnesian limestone plateau - an expanse of sedimentary rock formed 290 million years ago which stretches from almost the Tyne to the Tees and from the coast to central Durham.
Magnesian limestone landscapes, which support a special community of plants and animals, were formed when water flooded desert plains, resulting in the Zechstein Sea, which stretched from the North East to Poland.
Marsden Old Quarry, which has wildflower-rich magnesian limestone grassland, will also be used to create a new meadow under the Coronation Meadows Project which seeks to create at least one new meadow in every county in Britain.
It's made up of three sections of Magnesian Limestone grassland, cliffs, denes and stacks.
Architect Edward Prior used reinforced concrete to build the church, faced with rugged local magnesian limestone.
Durham Wildlife Trust has taken over responsibility of Cross Gill grasslands on the Durham coast, which houses nine hectares of rich magnesian limestone.
The Durham Heritage Coast is an area that shows nature's powers of recovery from the effects of past industry and is the only place in the country where the underlying magnesian limestone meets the sea.
North Tyneside Mayor Linda Arkley confirmed that additional investment in the planned improvements for the old magnesian limestone quarry will benefit wildlife and increase enjoyment for site users.
This will be an opportunity to see the coast from the sea and appreciate the magnesian limestone cliffs.
The coastal path, which runs for 11 miles, winds through areas of great natural, historical and geological interest with dramatic views along the coastline and out across the North Sea, an area rich in shallow bays and headlands with yellow Magnesian Limestone cliffs.
While there are lots of aquifers in the North East, those that supply most of our drinking water are the magnesian limestone between Sunderland, Hartlepool and Darlington and the fell sandstone between Kielder, Wooler, Rothbury and Berwick.