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  1. Dolomite Great Rock or Greatest Rock By: Andy Gorman
  2. Dolomite?! More like Dullomite!!!1lol  Dolomite, named after the French geologist Deodat Gratet de Dolomieu  Dolomite is composed of Calcium, Magnesium, and Carbonate (CaMg (CO3)2) and is classed as a carbonate. It’s crystal system is trigonal- rhombohedral  Dolomite forms from limestones that are rich in  aragonite and calcite, which is formed into dolomite through a process called diagenesis
  3. Daignesis  Diagenesis is all the biological, chemical, and physical changes a sedimentary rock undergoes from the time of deposition, until the time of metamorphism is reached  The changes dealt by diagnesis include compaction, slumping, soft sediment deformation, cementation, and replacement. Many of these processes can result in lesser porosity and permeability than the original stone
  4. Dolomite forming?  Large bodies of dolomite are formed by large amounts of sea water with previously deposited calcium carbonate.  There are few areas today where dolomite is forming.  These areas include waters of high temperatures and high sodium content.
  5. The Dolomite Problem  There is an anomaly with dolomite considering the small number of marine depositional environments for dolomite verses the relative abundance of it in the sedimentary rock record.  . It is unknown the exact formation of dolomite, but many scientists have tried to recreate the settings of dolomites formation and attempt to explain the previous abundance of Dolomite.  Experiments lead scientists to believe that dolomitic precipitation is limited by temperature and since the earth has undergone great changes in temperature, there are less environments for dolomites to form as opposed to ancient times, where there were many depositional areas for dolomite.
  6. Dolomite, awesome and nutritious  The economic uses for dolomites can range from various things such as:  Vitamin suppliments  Base for facial creams  High optical refraction glass  Cement mix
  7. Dolomite and the economy  Dolomite is also an ore bearing mineral, containing such ores as copper, zinc and lead  Since dolomite is a porous stone, it is also a major petroleum bearing rock bed
  8. Places we, as a class, have encountered this enchanting rock  There are many areas we have seen this rock of rocks.  The Oakes Quarry bore dolomites containing crinoids, colonial corals, and stylolites.
  9.  We’ve also found dolomite in Glen Helen, mainly in the Cedarville formation  This particular dolomite contained Pentamerus brachiopods along with vugs, which are small cavities created by erosional processes