TITLE

Dolomite: the mineral that shouldn't exist

AUTHOR(S)
Fowles, Julian
PUB. DATE
October 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;10/26/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1792, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the puzzle concerning the formation of dolomite or calcium magnesium carbonate. Description of the mineral in the 1700s by French naturalist Deodat de Dolomieu; Abundance of the mineral; Questions on the transformation of limestone into dolomite; Relationship to limestone; Importance of diagenesis in the formation of dolostones in the middle of the 19th century.
ACCESSION #
10556424

 

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