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Azcárate Quarry (Azkarate Quarry), Eugui, Esteríbar, Navarre, Spain
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Members of this group have a crystal structure similar to that of calcite. In dolomite, alternate Ca positions are occupied by Mg, these becoming structurally non-equivalent and the crystal point symmetry being lowered from 32/m to 3.
Classification of Dolomite Group
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Chemical Properties of Dolomite Group
Relationship of Dolomite Group to other Species
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References for Dolomite Group
Wyckoff and Merwin (1924) American Journal of Science: 8: 447.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: Halides, Nitrates, Borates, Carbonates, Sulfates, Phosphates, Arsenates, Tungstates, Molybdates, Etc. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 207.
Internet Links for Dolomite Group
Localities for Dolomite Group
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