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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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Partial dolomitization of some up to 3 m OS intervals next to barren interlayers is also reflected in the elevated content of MgO and dolomite (Fig.
The strong diagenetic transformations, essentially dolomitization, that affect most of the marine carbonates comprising the Triassic sequences of the Iberian Peninsula are the main reason for the lack of studies dating the succession based on [sup.
In parts of Minnesota and western Wisconsin, diagenetic processes such as quartz syntaxial and potassium feldspar epitaxial overgrowths, hematite precipitation, dolomitization, calcite precipitation, calcite dissolution, and a second hematite precipitation have variously altered the original texture of the sands of the Jordan Formation (Thomas, 1992; Runkel and Steenberg, 2012).
Some diagenetic processes, such as compaction, cementation, dolomitization and bioturbation, were also observed in Amb Formation.
The diagenetic processes that have affected the Arab-D reservoir include dolomitization, leaching and recrystallization, cementation, compaction and fracturing.
6% in the studied limestone is a function of both the magnesium content of skeletal debris and also the other dolomitization processes due to post depositional events.
Dissolution, nucleation and growth of crystallites are common phenomena during dolomitization processes, and both porosity and texture can fluctuate in the evolution of the rocks.
Middle Cambrian brine seeps on the Kicking Horse Rim and their relationship to talc and magnesite mineralization and associated dolomitization, British Columbia, Canada.