Dolomite Facts

Dolomite Facts
Dolomite is a mineral and a rock that has a unique saddle-shaped crystal. It is made up of calcium magnesium carbonate and most likely exists in sedimentary or metamorphic rocks. Dolomite is commonly found in many European areas, Canada, and Africa.
Interesting Dolomite Facts:
Dolomite is used to make the medicine application magnesia which is commonly used as a laxative.
Rare, hot pink varieties of dolomite can be found in the Congo in Africa.
Dolomite is used to manufacture magnesium salts.
Dolomite is a good addition to soil to decrease its acid levels.
Dolomite is actually a type of limestone.
Although dolomite can be found in sedimentary and metamorphic rock, it is rarely seen in metamorphic rock.
Dolomite is used in the manufacturing of bricks that are used to produce steel.
Dolomite received its named after a French mineralogist named Deodat de Dolomieu.
Dolomite can be found in large, thick areas called dolomite beds.
The Dolomite Problem refers to the issue that scientists have on how dolomite beds originated.
Dolomite does not form on the Earth's surface; it forms underground in ancient rock.
The manufacture of cement, pavement, and concrete utilize dolomite.
The distinguishing characteristic between limestone and dolomite is that dolomite will not bubble when introduced to an acid.
The Dolomites are a mountain range in Italy that is made of dolomite rock.
Dolomite can be taken as a supplement for calcium or magnesium.

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