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Dolomite Rock

Rocks with Medium Hardness

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Definition of Dolomite. Dolomite Definition </> More »
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Definition of Dolomite. Definition
Dolomite is a sedimentary rock containing more than 50 percent of the mineral dolomite by weight
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The shape, arrangement and distribution of minerals or grains within Dolomite. Dolomite Texture </> More »
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The colors in which Dolomite is available. Dolomite Color
Black, Brown, Colourless, Green, Grey, Pink, White
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Visual Appearance of Dolomite. Appearance
Glassy or Pearly
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Uses of Dolomite in architecture and construction industry. Dolomite Uses </> More »
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Architectural uses of Dolomite. Architecture
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Interior Uses of Dolomite which include as Countertops, Decorative Aggregates, Entryways etc. Interior Uses
Decorative Aggregates, Homes and Interior Decoration
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Industrial uses of Dolomite. Industry
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Uses of Dolomite in construction industry. Construction Industry
As a Flux in the Production of Steel and Pig Iron, As a Sintering Agent in Steel Industry to process Iron Ore, As Dimension Stone, Cement Manufacture, for Road Aggregate, Making natural cement, Manufacture of Magnesium and Dolomite Refractories, Production of Glass and Ceramics, Serves as an Oil and Gas Reservoir rock
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Types of Dolomite. Dolomite Types </> More »
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Types of Dolomite. Types
Boninite and Jasperoid
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Preserved remains of animals, plants and organisms from past. Fossils
Present
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Formation of Dolomite. Formation of Dolomite </> More »
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Composition gives the list of constituents of Dolomite. Composition
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Mineral content of Dolomite. Mineral Content
Clay Minerals, Pyrite, Quartz, Sulfides
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Compound content of Dolomite. Compound Content
NaCl, CaO, Carbon Dioxide, Magnesium Carbonate, MgO
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Thermal and physical properties of Dolomite. Properties of Dolomite </> More »
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Properties that are measurable or whose values describe a state of a physical system of Dolomite. Physical Properties of Dolomite
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Measure of ease with which a smooth surface of a rock can be scratched, or of its resistance to abrasion. It is measured on Moh’s Hardness scale. Hardness
3.5-4
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Cracking or breaking of Dolomite. Fracture
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Conchoidal fracture is a curved breakage which resembles to the concentric ripples of a mussel shell.Conchoidal
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Color of Dolomite when powdered. Streak
White
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Properties which describe the response of a rock on the application of heat. Thermal Properties of Dolomite
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Amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius. Specific Heat Capacity
0.92 kJ/Kg K
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Resistance offered by Dolomite against deformation, wear, scratch and heat. Resistance
  • Heat Resistant
  • Pressure Resistant
  • Wear Resistant
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Reserves of Dolomite. Dolomite Reserves </> More »
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Deposits of Dolomite in Asia, Africa and Europe which constitute the eastern continents. Dolomite Deposits in Eastern Continents
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Deposits of Dolomite in Asian continent. Asia
China, India
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Deposits of Dolomite in African continent. Africa
Morocco, Namibia
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Deposits of Dolomite in Australia which constitute the Oceania continent. Dolomite Deposits in Oceania Continent
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Deposits of Dolomite in Australian continent. Australia
New South Wales, Queensland, Yorke Peninsula

Information about Dolomite

Rocks are naturally occurring solids which are composed of minerals & have been used by humans since ages. From Stone Age, rocks are used for various purposes. Also, the metals and minerals found in rock play an important role in our life. Get to know all the Dolomite Uses. We have provided you with all information about Dolomite rock here. Dolomite is a sedimentary rock containing more than 50 percent of the mineral dolomite by weight. Dolomite is available in black, brown, colourless, green, grey, pink, white colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Dolomite is white. Get to know more about Dolomite rock and characteristics of Dolomite rock in the next sections.

Characteristics of Dolomite

Many rocks have distinct characteristics. Some of the Properties of Dolomite are hardness, structure, streak, fracture etc. Dolomite is significant as it is composed of minerals and has variety of uses in our day to day life. The characteristics of Dolomite plays an important role in its identification. The hardness of Dolomite is 3.5-4 on Moh’s hardness scale. Rocks according to their hardness are divided into:Types of Hard Rocks, Types of Soft Rocks and Rocks with Medium Hardness. Fracture of Dolomite rock is conchoidal. Its specific heat capacity is 0.92 kJ/Kg K. Dolomite is heat resistant, pressure resistant, wear resistant. Some of its uses are:

  • Interior Uses: Decorative aggregates, Homes and Interior decoration.
  • Construction Industry: As a flux in the production of steel and pig iron, As a sintering agent in steel industry to process iron ore, As dimension stone, Cement manufacture, For road aggregate, Making natural cement, Manufacture of magnesium and dolomite refractories, Production of glass and ceramics, Serves as an oil and gas reservoir rock.

Know more about Dolomite rock in the next section.

More About Dolomite

Dolomite is a type of Sedimentary Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Dolomite rock is available in black, brown, colourless, green, grey, pink, white colors. It is Glassy or Pearly in appearance. The Dolomite mineral content includes Clay Minerals, Pyrite, Quartz, Sulfides. Its compound content includes NaCl, CaO, Carbon Dioxide, Magnesium Carbonate, MgO. Let’s move on to the types of Dolomite. The types of Dolomite include Boninite and Jasperoid. Fossils are the remains of prehistoric plants or animals which are embedded in rock and preserved in petrified form. Fossils are found only in sedimentary rocks. As Dolomite belongs to Sedimentary Rocks, fossils are found in it.