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Preliminary optical work has shown that some of the matrix is very interesting
and nothing like the ``normal'' limestone bedrock. The material is
Some samples appear to be dolomitic and other samples look more like a
weathered low grade ore body.
Examining some of the ``aragonite'' with optical microscopy shows that the
material has the same form as that expected for aragonite, however full
analysis will require X-ray techniques.
I am intending to undertake this work early next year (ie 2001).