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Dolomite

Dolomite

Release time:23 August 2019
Dolomite

Type
Rock

Mineral Classification
Carbonate

Chemical Formula
CaCO3•MgCO3

Streak
White

Mohs Hardness
3.5-4

Crystal System
Trigonal

Color
White to gray to pink

Luster
vitreous to pearly

Fracture
conchoidal

Description

Dolomite is a calcium magnesium carbonate mineral that has many characteristics similar to calcite. In places where access to limestone is not available or more costly, dolomites are used in its place for the basic materials from which most building stone and a significant percentage of crushed stone are produced.

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