do·​lo·​mite | \ ˈdō-lə-ˌmīt How to pronounce dolomite (audio) , ˈdä- \

Definition of dolomite

1 : a mineral CaMg(CO3)2 consisting of a calcium magnesium carbonate found in crystals and in extensive beds as a compact limestone
2 : a limestone or marble rich in magnesium carbonate

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Other Words from dolomite

dolomitic \ ˌdō-​lə-​ˈmi-​tik How to pronounce dolomitic (audio) , ˌdä-​ \ adjective

Examples of dolomite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vulcan Quarries donated two dump trucks full of the Ketona dolomite and Manion was able to grow several of the Glade species at the garden. Dennis Pillion |, al, "Alabama’s stunning biodiversity includes many unusual plants," 30 Dec. 2019 The other important minerals available in significant quantities are limestone, dolomite, manganese, mica, china clay, graphite, fire clay, coal bed methane, uranium, phosphorite, apatite, quartz, gold, feldspar and pyroxenite. Gurvinder Singh, Quartz India, "The coal mining region in India where the ground beneath shakes and belches fire," 4 Oct. 2019 Even more telling are microfossils that Knauth and his colleagues have unearthed from ancient holes pocking the barren surface of the dolomite. Peter Byrne, Quanta Magazine, "Early Life in Death Valley," 24 Apr. 2014 The auditorium resembles a ship's prow and its sides echo the cliff walls of the quarry where congregants collected 1,000 tons of dolomite. Andrea Sachs,, "On the trail of Frank Lloyd Wright in Illinois and Wisconsin," 11 Sep. 2019 In the early 1990s, Knauth analyzed the geochemistry of the surface of this 1,000-foot layer of dolomite. Peter Byrne, Quanta Magazine, "Early Life in Death Valley," 24 Apr. 2014 Some Kewaunee residents say manure from growing dairy herds is too much for an area characterized by shallow soils and fractured bedrock called Silurian dolomite. Jesse Newman And Patrick Mcgroarty, WSJ, "Farms, More Productive Than Ever, Are Poisoning Drinking Water in Rural America," 18 Jan. 2019 The small park just north of Whitefish Dunes State Park is home to a dramatic shoreline of gray-white dolomite cliffs that are a mini version of the Apostles' orange sandstone beauties. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 places other than the ice caves to see ice formations in Wisconsin," 5 Feb. 2018 The master bath’s tub and fittings are by Lefroy Brooks, the stool is from Room & Board, the walls and floor are sheathed in white dolomite marble, and the artwork in the hallway is by Robert Janitz. Fred Nicolaus, ELLE Decor, "Inside A Tribeca Family Loft Filled With Mid-Century Modern Furniture And Art," 12 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of dolomite

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dolomite

French, from Déodat de Dolomieu †1801 French geologist

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The first known use of dolomite was in 1794

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5 Jan 2020

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“Dolomite.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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