Indian Limestone is one of the leading states in the production and export of limestone and other stones. Limestone is a sedimentary rock and is mainly made of calcite and aragonite, which are nothing but calcium carbonate crystals. Limestone comprises approximately 10% of the total sedimentary rock population. Limestone stone tile is a highly water soluble sedimentary rock. Like any other sedimentary rock, limestone has grains too. But the grains found in limestone are of a different nature. They are the fossils of ancient marine animals.
Indian Limestone in the form of slabs and tiles has several attractive features, which inter alia includes extra-fine mirror-polish, scratch-free glossy surface and durability. Limestone can be compared very well with other floor and wall application materials such as ceramics and marble. Mining for limestone is done manually. For drilling and channeling hand chisels and hammers are used. There are very few quarries that have mining machinery, such as compressors and drilling machines for drilling and blasting, cranes for lifting big blocks, and dampers and trucks for transport.
An Indian Limestone stone has many uses. It is primarily used in the domain of construction and architecture. Limestone is one of the raw materials used for the preparation of slaked lime, quicklime, cement and mortar. Limestone pound into fine granules, amorphous in nature is used to neutralize acidic soils. Also limestone is one of the naturally occurring petroleum reservoirs. Limestone is also a powerful means to control air pollution. Purified limestone when added to cereals and breads is an effective calcium source. The benefits of limestone quoted this way are potentially unending.