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 (dō′lə-mīt′, dŏl′ə-)
1. A white or light-colored mineral, essentially CaMg(CO3)2, used in fertilizer, as a furnace refractory, and as a construction and ceramic material.
2. A magnesia-rich sedimentary rock resembling limestone.

[French, after Déodat de Dolomieu (1750-1801), French geologist.]

dol′o·mit′ic (-mĭt′ĭk) adj.
dol′o·mit′i·za′tion (-mĭt′ĭ-zā′shən) n.
dol′o·mit·ize′ (-mĭ-tīz′) v.


(ˈdɒləmɪtaɪˌzeɪʃən) or


the process or act of turning into dolomite
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Dolomitisation improves reservoir quality in parts but production is controlled by natural fractures.
When dolomitisation is absent, the limestone textures are wackestones and oolitic grainstones; numerous banks show parallel lamination and the karstification is more intense.
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