Dolomite or Dolostone
Dolomite is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of the mineral dolomite. It is composed of calcium and magnesium carbonate CaMg (CO3) 2. Dolomite is found in sedimentary basins around the world. It is believed to form through a change in limestone and clay when exposed to groundwater rich in magnesium. Dolomite is a carbonaceous mineral composed of calcium magnesium carbonate, so dolomite is called a double carbonate rock. It is one of the rocks that does not dissolve easily in dilute acidic media. The way dolomite forms, is not entirely clear, as it often forms in salty environments such as lakes.
Dolomite or dolostone is a sedimentary rock whose mineral structure is modified into more stable forms. Dolomite crystals are usually white or pink in color, but due to some impurities, it leads to discoloration. Minerals such as lead and zinc can also replace magnesium in the mineral structure of dolomite. It is used in the manufacture of concrete, in gardens, as it adds soil nutrition by balancing the pH of the soil.
The difference between limestone and dolomite is that limestone is calcium carbonate while dolomite is composed of calcium magnesium carbonate. Sand, clay, and silt are usually found in limestone and appear as impurities but are not uncommon in dolomite. Both limestone and dolomite are types of rocks made from carbonate precipitation, and although they have the same patterns of the way they behave chemically they are almost the same However, the structure and formation of these rocks are completely different. Limestone consists mainly of two types of minerals, calcite, and aragonite. The source of these deposits is usually parts of the skeletons of marine organisms such as coral reefs.