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  • n. The conversion of a limestone rock into dolomite by replacement of calcium by magnesium

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Conversion into dolomite, either partial or entire: a term used by geologists in discussing the origin of dolomite or its probable mode of formation from limestone. Also dolomitisation, dolomization.

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Examples

  • Decalcification of carbonates ( "sanding", like in Carlin-style gold deposits) is common in the core area, surrounding silicified zones, with dolomitization in the outer fringes.

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