AskDefine | Define stinkstone

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Anthraconite or stinkstone is a form of black, bituminous bearing marble or calcite which produces an unpleasant odour when struck or rubbed. It is thought to have been formed when limestone is deposited under anaerobic conditions.
stinkstone in Latvian: Antrakonīts
stinkstone in Dutch: Anthraconiet
stinkstone in Swedish: Orsten
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