The mineral dolomite was probably first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1768. In 1791, it was described as a rock by the French naturalist and geologist Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu , first in buildings of the old city of Rome, and later as samples collected in the mountains now known as the Dolomite Alps of northern Italy. Nicolas Théodore de Saussure first named the mineralCategory: Carbonate minerals
Frederick L. Schwab, in Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology , 2003. IV.D Dolomite and Dolomitization. In many ancient limestones, the minerals calcite and aragonite have been partly or completely replaced by the mineral dolomite, producing replaced by the mineral dolomite, producing the rock dolostone .
Jun 28, 2017· Hence generally the rock containing in the range of 40 % to 45 % of MgCO3 is usually called dolomite. The main uses of dolomite in iron and steel industry are as a fluxing material for protection of refractory lining, and as a refractory raw material. Dolomite in iron and steel industry is normally used in three forms.
Chemical Composition: CaMg 2 Calcium Magnesium Carbonate. Iron may substitute for some of the magnesium. Color: Transparent to translucent crystals are typically colorless, white, gray or pink, but if iron impurities are present can be red, brown or even black.