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

TypeCrystal System
RockTrigonal
Mineral ClassificationColor
CarbonateWhite to gray to pink
Chemical FormulaLuster
CaCO3•MgCO3vitreous to pearly
StreakFracture
Whiteconchoidal
Mohs Hardness
3.5-4

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