A rock consisting of spherical grains within a mineral cortex accreted around a nucleus, often of quartz grains.
An ooid or oolith.
Oolite is a sedimentary rock formed from ooids, spherical grains composed of concentric layers. The name derives from the Hellenic word òoion for egg. Strictly, oolites consist of ooids of diameter 0.25–2 mm; rocks composed of ooids larger than 2 mm are called pisolites. The term oolith can refer to oolite or individual ooids.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō′o-līt, n. (geol.) a kind of limestone, composed of grains like the eggs or roe of a fish.—adjs. Oölit′ic; Oölitif′erous. [Gr. ōon, an egg, lithos, stone.]
The numerical value of oolite in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of oolite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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