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dolostone

dolostone

SRI Petrography ID: 59

Names

[de] Dolomit
[en] dolostone

Description

Dolostone or dolomite rock is a sedimentary carbonate rock containing a high percentage of the mineral dolomite. The rock was usually formed due to dolomitization of limestone during diagenetic processes prior to lithification.

Color

usually grey, brown or yellow

Grain Size

mostly fine to medium grained

Texture

massive, banked

Minerals

dolomite, calcite, containing organic material, mica, clay, quartz, iron oxides

Occurences

worldwide various sites

Classification

Class

SEDIMENTARY ROCKS

Broader Terms

carbonate sedimentary rocks

Narrower Terms

Austria-dolostone