dolomite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dolomite a light colored mineral consisting of calcium magnesium carbonate; a source of magnesium; used as a ceramic and as fertilizer
    • n dolomite a kind of sedimentary rock resembling marble or limestone but rich in magnesium carbonate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n dolomite (Geol. & Min) A mineral consisting of the carbonate of lime and magnesia in varying proportions. It occurs in distinct crystals, and in extensive beds as a compact limestone, often crystalline granular, either white or clouded. It includes much of the common white marble. Also called bitter spar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dolomite A native carbonate of calcium and magnesium, occurring as a crystallized mineral, and also on a large scale in white granular crystalline rock-masses, and then often called dolomite marble. The proportions of the carbonates vary from 1:1 to 1:3 or 1:5.
    • n dolomite A rock consisting essentially of this mineral. It occurs in large masses in various regions, and especially in that of the upper Mississippi, where there are several members of the geological series which are at least two or three hundred feet thick, made up of dolomite in a remarkably pure form.
    • n dolomite a stage of the New York series of formations represented by magnesian limestones, constituting a final phase in the Silurian of the Appalachian region. The formation is characterized by its remarkable profusion of merostome crustaceans of the genera Eurypterus, Pterygotus, Eusarcus, etc., and has commonly been known as the Eurypterus beds, corresponding in position to similar fossiliferous beds of Great Britain and the Baltic provinces.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dolomite dol′o-mīt a magnesian limestone, so called from the French geologist D. Guy de Dolomieu (1750-1801)
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
After the French geologist Dolomieu,

Usage

In literature:

Near the lake was a mass of beautiful dolomite rock, a forerunner of the high mountains further on.
"Dr. Dumany's Wife" by Mór Jókai
Dolomite is one of the most common rocks, forming whole mountain masses.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
Why we give only resident student scholarships at a young age, and why the out-of-the-way location here in the Dolomites.
"The K-Factor" by Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
In the first place I'd like it all to be quite perfect, and I'd dreamed of spending our honeymoon in the Dolomites.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Dolomite, phosphoric acid in, 202, 211.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
Under the high prices which prevailed during the war, dolomite was to some extent substituted for magnesite.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Once, years ago in the Dolomites, I thoughtlessly struck my staff upon a piece of rock when, lo, a wonderful tone arose therefrom.
"Wings of the Wind" by Credo Harris
Some fragments of dolomitic limestone were intermixed; but these were the only non-volcanic substances.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
It appears to be a dolomite.
"Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea" by John Franklin
By F. W. STODDARD ("Dolomite").
"A Blot on the Scutcheon" by May Wynne
A. Dolomite and sandstone.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
This came from burning a dolomitic limestone, that is, one containing carbonate of magnesia with the carbonate of lime.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
In many cases dolomite is merely a metamorphosed limestone.
"Geology" by James Geikie
Dolomite is easily scratched with the knife, and is semi-transparent.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Those of Dolomite imply precipitation of carbonate of lime and magnesia in the sea-bottom.
"The Chain of Life in Geological Time" by Sir J. William Dawson
It was only a thunder-cloud, but for all the world it might have been the Dolomites.
"The Crime Doctor" by Ernest William Hornung
I write for news to your hotel at Venice, the weather having been against the Dolomites.
"Letters of Lord Acton" by Lord Acton
At Danbury the mineral occurs with microcline and oligoclase embedded in dolomite.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 9" by Various
We do that relining by shoveling dolomite into the furnace.
"Steel" by Charles Rumford Walker
Most of them, indeed, will admit that they cannot afford to neglect the Dolomites, and will at least intend to spend a season amongst them.
"The Alps" by Martin Conway
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In news:

The moon shines on the Italian Dolomites above Cortina d'Ampezzo, ski resort of the Italian rich and scene of an astonishing raid by tax authorities.
Dolomite has its roots in Syrris, which was founded in 2001 by Mark Gilligan and Richard Gray to address the challenges faced by the pharmaceutical industry.
A Substitute For Dolomite .
But for certain sludge-dwelling bacteria, making dolomite is no problem at all.
The reintroduction of brown bears to Italy's Dolomite Mountains is one of Europe's greatest conservation successes, but locals with dead livestock are not happy.
This winter season, Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine is grouping cultural travel, outdoor fun and gastronomic adventure into one action-packed itinerary with its Gourmet Dolomite Ski Holiday 2013 tour.
It's Monday morning on a bright June day in the Italian Dolomites, and if there's a better place to be riding a motorcycle, then I'm not aware of it.
A low-flying United States military jet on a training flight over the craggy Dolomite mountains here cut the cable of a ski lift today, sending a cable car plunging 260 feet into a snowy meadow and killing everyone aboard.
San Leon Energy PLC said it made an oil discovery in Zechstein Main dolomite in southwestern Poland and is equipping it for near-term production on an electric submersible pump.
Dolopril is the good kind of lime to use, being more slow-release, but standard dolomite lime is also excellent.
A major dolomitic limestone operation creates new productivity for an old quarry and reduces energy costs at the same time.
Shakespeare Oil redefined the structural interpretation of the Devonian Geneva dolomite reservoir in Tonti field, Marion County, Ill.
Add dolomitic lime to rhododendrons.
Many people add dolomitic lime to bring down the acidity.
In Italy's Dolomites, a Hike Through World War I History.
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In science:

As noted by Sawlowicz (2000), the framboidal texture is seen in a number of different minerals other than pyrite, i.e. copper and zinc sulphides, greigite, magnetite, magnesioferrite, hematite, goethite, garnet, dolomite, opal, and even in phosphoric derivatives of allophane.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
The long tunnels are bored in a contiguous dolomite rock strata (Galena Platteville), at a typical depth of 30-100 m below the surface. • The Asian site has been chosen from several possible ILC candidate sites in Japan.
ILC Reference Design Report Volume 1 - Executive Summary
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