v50 Steam/Premium information for editors
  • v50 information can now be added to pages in the main namespace. v0.47 information can still be found in the DF2014 namespace. See here for more details on the new versioning policy.
  • Use this page to report any issues related to the migration.
This notice may be cached—the current version can be found here.


From Dwarf Fortress Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
= = =
= = =
= =
Limestone sprite.png

Fire-safe Not magma-safe

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

For the month, see Calendar.

Limestone, like dolomite and chalk, is a flux stone which forms entire sedimentary layers. In addition, limestone layers are the only sedimentary layers to contain galena or malachite.

Limestone chunks can be used to make: steel bars, pig iron bars, quicklime, furniture and can be used in building

In general, limestone layers tend to yield more ores and gems per volume mined than those of other stones, which makes them a prime candidate for exploratory mining. Any overburden thus generated will also be doubly valuable compared to regular stone for crafting as a result of limestone's flux property.

"Limestone" is also the name of the seventh month of the dwarven calendar, covering early Autumn.

In real life[edit]

Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed largely of minerals like calcite. It can also contain silica in the form of chert, and varying amounts of clay, silt and sand carried in by rivers. In addition to its real-world use in steel production, limestone is highly durable and weather-resistant, and has been used in construction for, effectively, all of human history -- the Great Pyramids are built of limestone blocks.

"Limestone" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: rômab lam
Elvish: quidole queca
Goblin: xar ngomstu
Human: vuli ado