Indiana limestone

noun

Definition of Indiana limestone

: a usually gray or buff oolitic Mississippian limestone of the lower Carboniferous that is uniform and easily worked and widely used for building

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so called from its quarrying site in southern Indiana

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“Indiana limestone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Indiana%20limestone. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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