a stone or rock entirely composed of the mineral dolomite.
rock equivalent of the mineral dolomite, usually including some impurities such as clay.
A sedimentary rock composed mostly of the mineral dolomite. At times, referred to simply as dolomite.
A rock composed primarily of the mineral dolomite.
A carbonate sedimentary rock that is crystalline in form and generally light colored. Dolostone is often found in montane areas or alluvial plain. The main feature of dolostone is that it is composed of (or contains a large proportion of) calcium-magnesium carbonate (dolomite), that distinguishes it from limestone which is predominantly calcium carbonate.
A type of sedimentary rock consisting chiefly of dolomite (magnesium carbonate). It is usually formed by chemical precipitation.
CaMg(CO3)2 A sedimentary rock that is usually formed by the alteration of preexisting limestone. Typically magnesium bearing fluids interact with the limestone and alter its structure, forming the mineral dolomite. Unlike limestone, dolostone will react only weakly with dilute acid.
sedimentary rock formed by precipitation from seawater; composed mainly of dolomite (calcium-magnesium carbonate).
A sedimentary rock composed primarily of dolomite, a mineral made up of calcium, magnesium, carbon, and oxygen.
a term for a sedimentary rock composed of fragmental, concretionary, or precipitated dolomite of organic or inorganic origin.
A dolomitic limestone.
sedimentary rock composed primarily of dolomite, a carbonate mineral with the general formula CaMg(CO3)2.
Dolostone is a sedimentary carbonate rock that contains a high percentage of the mineral dolomite. It is usually referred to as dolomite rock. In old U.S.G.S. publications it was referred to as magnesian limestone.