Dolomite Mining

Description
Dolomite is a calcium magnesium carbonate mineral which 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.

Dolomite

Type Crystal System
Rock Trigonal
Mineral Classification Color
Carbonate White to gray to pink
Chemical Formula Luster
CaCO3•MgCO3 vitreous to pearly
Streak Fracture
White conchoidal
Mohs Hardness
3.5-4

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