Limestone vs. Dolomite

Limestone vs. Dolomite — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Limestone and Dolomite

Limestonenoun

A common sedimentary rock consisting mostly of calcium carbonate, CaCO3, used as a building stone and in the manufacture of lime, carbon dioxide, and cement.

Dolomitenoun

A white or light-colored mineral, essentially CaMg(CO3)2, used in fertilizer, as a furnace refractory, and as a construction and ceramic material.

Limestonenoun

An abundant rock of marine and fresh-water sediments; primarily composed of calcite (CaCO3); it occurs in a variety of forms, both crystalline and amorphous.

Dolomitenoun

A magnesia-rich sedimentary rock resembling limestone.

Limestoneadjective

Made of or with limestone.

Dolomitenoun

(mineral) A saline evaporite consisting of a mixed calcium and magnesium carbonate, with the chemical formula CaMg(CO3)2; it also exists as the rock dolostone.

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Limestonenoun

a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals

Dolomitenoun

a kind of sedimentary rock resembling limestone but consisting almost entirely of the mineral dolomite

Dolomitenoun

a light colored mineral consisting of calcium magnesium carbonate; a source of magnesium; used as a ceramic and as fertilizer