Dolomite

Dolomite

Dolomite. CaMg(CO3)2  is an anhydrous carbonate mineral, sometimes referred to as dolostone. It has several industrial uses including the production of float glass, and as an additive to soil and potting mixtures as a pH buffer. This specimen is a tangled collection of tabular crystals with curved faces, which is the normal habit for dolomite . The source of this specimen is from one of the limestone/dolomite quarries in Sligo, Ireland.