Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Containing dolomite: said of a limestone when it contains a considerable percentage of carbonate of magnesia, or of dolomite, intermixed with the more or less pure calcareous material of which limestone ordinarily consists.
- adj. geology Of, pertaining to or containing dolomite
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to dolomite.
- adj. relating to or consisting of dolomite
“Limestone containing smaller amounts of magnesium carbonate is known as dolomitic limestone.”
“The mountain, Jebel Ichkeul, is composed of Triassic and Jurassic metamorphosed limestones with fossiliferous pseudo-dolomitic marbles exposed in quarries on its south-western slopes.”
“This dolomitic reef complex is overlain by younger undolotomized reef limestone.”
“Dolomitic drift and meltwater deposits are characteristic and overlie limestone, calcareous shale, and dolomitic mudstone.”
““Dead-burned dolomite” is a special form of dolomitic lime used in refractories.”
“The flora of the site is of southern Alpine type with acid-loving plants on the volcanic rhyolitic north slope soils and lime-loving plants on the dolomitic and limestone dominated southern slopes.”
“After the raw materials (including silica, soda ash, dolomitic limestone) are mixed and melted at 1500oC, the molten glass is allowed to flow as a continuous ribbon into a bath of molten tin.”
“This one billion year old formation contains calcitic or dolomitic red and green argillites, siltstones and sandstones and represents a subtidal to intertidal setting with occasional subaerial exposure.”
“Chrysotile fibers are found as veins in serpentines, in serpentinized ultramafic rocks, and in serpentinized dolomitic marbles.”
“Manus told members that tests on the boreholes around Delmas -- which is located atop a band of dolomitic rock -- had revealed heavy faecal pollution in the water from some of the wells.”
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