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dolomite

A general term for a specific form of calcium-magnesium carbonate that may used as a calcium supplement to ensure healthy bones, which is mined in the Dolomites in northeast Italy. Some of the mineral deposits are contaminated with heavy metals (lead, cadmium, etc.), for which the FDA sets a maximum level of 5 ppm (which dolomite exceedes).

dolomite

a limestone with a high concentration of magnesium. Used as a mineral supplement for animals. Called also dolomitic limestone.
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However, it appears that no investigations have been reported so far in the current literature concerning the effect of brine composition on wetting with dolomite rock surfaces.
8[degrees]C) using Yates live crude oil and dolomite rock.
This clearly indicates that the divalent calcium ions would result in strongly oil-wet characteristics for dolomite rock surface.
The "grain size" of dolomite is therefore infinitely small, and hence the roughness of dolomite rock would not cause a major problem.
A significant portion of the world's oil lies in dolomite rocks, and without a conceptual model of how these rocks form, geologists cannot very well predict where oil companies should drill, says Lumsden.