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Limestone Limestone is also a sedimentary rock, but it is more compacted than chalk.It is formed from the remains of microscopic animals or foraminifera.

The discovery of radioactivity and the radiogenic decay of isotopes in the early part of the 20th century opened the way for dating rocks by an absolute, rather than relative, method.The choice of method of determination of the age of the rock is governed by its age and the abundance of the appropriate elements in minerals.The samples of rock collected for radiometric dating are generally quite large (several kilograms) to eliminate inhomogeneities in the rock.It is therefore important to try to ensure that decay has taken place in a 'closed system', with no loss or addition of isotopes, by using only unweathered and unaltered material in analyses.The radiometric decay series commonly used in radiometric dating of rocks are detailed in the following sections.