List. Sorted by name; initial letter means Igneous, Sedimentary or Metamorphic rocks.. A I Andesite – an intermediate volcanic rock M Anthracite – a form of hard coal B S Banded iron formation – a fine grained chemical sedimentary rock composed of iron oxide minerals
Limestone: Limestone, sedimentary rock composed mainly of calcium carbonate (CaCO3), usually in the form of calcite or aragonite. It may contain considerable amounts of magnesium carbonate (dolomite) as well; minor constituents also commonly present include clay, iron carbonate, feldspar, pyrite, and quartz.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ROCKS & MINERALS It is not easy to tell the difference between rocks & minerals because there are so many kinds of them. It takes years of study to be able to accurately identify a mystery rock and even then rockhounds want to know where the specimen came from.