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Dolomite Group

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Formula:
CaM2+(CO3)2
Name:
After the principal species in the group.
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

Dolomite Group in petrology

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Chemical Properties of Dolomite Group

Formula:
CaM2+(CO3)2

Relationship of Dolomite Group to other Species

Group Members:
Ankerite Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite CaMg(CO3)2
Kutnohorite Ca(Mn,Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Minrecordite CaZn(CO3)2
Norsethite BaMg(CO3)2

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Dolomite Group

Reference List:
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

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Localities for Dolomite Group

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